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Scottish Social Attitudes 2015: Attitudes to Government, the National Health Service, the Economy and Standard of Living

This report provides the findings of the core module of the Scottish Social Attitudes Survey 2015 on attitudes to government, the National Health Service, the economy and standard of living.

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Table A2.2: How much do you trust the Scottish Government/Executive /Parliament* to work in Scotland's best long-term interest? (1999-2015, column %)

1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006
% % % % % % % %
Just about always 26 9 13 9 10 9 10 8
Most of the time 55 45 52 43 52 43 46 43
Only some of the time 14 34 29 34 31 37 33 37
Almost never 2 9 5 11 4 10 7 8
(Don't know) - - - - - 2 3 3
(Not answered) - - - - - * * -
Sample size 1482 1663 1605 1665 1508 1637 1549 1594
2007 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2015  
% % % % % % %  
Just about always 14 14 13 20 16 16 22  
Most of the time 57 47 47 51 46 43 50  
Only some of the time 22 31 31 23 28 31 21  
Almost never 4 5 6 5 9 8 5  
(Don't know) 4 3 2 1 2 2 1  
(Not answered) * * * - - * -  
Sample size 1508 1482 1495 1197 1229 1497 1288  

*Prior to 2004, the question asked about the Parliament. In 2004 an experiment was run whereby half the sample was asked about the Scottish Parliament and half was asked about the Scottish Executive. The change of wording made negligible difference to the responses given therefore the combined results are shown here. In 2009, the wording was changed again to ask about the Scottish Government, following the September 2007 name change.

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