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Public attitudes to coronavirus: May summary

Published: 12 Jun 2020

This report includes some high level findings from recent polling work on public attitudes to the coronavirus pandemic in Scotland. A report covering earlier survey work was published on 8 May 2020.

Public attitudes to coronavirus: May summary
Data sources

Data sources

The sources are weekly polling by Ipsos MORI and by YouGov of respondents in Scotland. Data from Ipsos MORI was initially collected as part of a multi-country survey on the Global Advisor platform, with the Scottish Government commissioning a Scotland-boost to the UK sample in this study. From May onwards, Ipsos MORI has continued to conduct weekly polling for the Scottish Government, via a separate online survey. The YouGov weekly survey also runs online and is a bespoke commission by Scottish Government. Further information about these sources can be found in Annex A.

Scottish Government receives weekly outputs from these sources, and this report contains results from 23rd April to 25th May, inclusive. Due to the evolving situation and responses to Coronavirus, some questions were not asked at all waves. The dates included in the charts denote the fieldwork dates from the wave of the survey that the data point relates to.

Throughout this report, the data source used is clearly denoted.


Contact

Email: covid-19.behaviours@gov.scot