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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 A2.16: How much do you trust the Scottish Government to make fair decisions?

A great deal / Quite a lot Some Not very much Not at all Weighted bases Unweighted bases
% % % %
ALL 49 38 9 3 1288 1288
Age
18-29 52 31 8 5 239 143
30-39 58 34 4 3 227 193
40-64 48 41 9 2 533 582
65+ 42 41 13 3 287 367
Sex
Male 52 34 9 4 616 581
Female 47 41 9 2 671 706
Highest Educational Qualification
Degree / HE 51 39 7 3 491 487
Highers / A-Levels 52 36 8 4 279 242
Standard Gd / GCSE 50 40 8 2 274 287
None 41 36 15 1 238 264
Party Identification
Conservative 36 48 12 4 140 177
Labour 39 44 12 5 249 246
Liberal Democrat 45 45 8 1 45 50
SNP 67 28 4 0 543 529
None, Other, Don't know, Not applicable 34 43 13 6 309 284
Constitutional preference
Scotland not in UK 63 31 5 2 508 487
Scotland in UK with own parliament 41 43 11 3 628 640
Scotland in UK without parliament 29 40 23 9 72 80
Interest in politics
A great deal / Quite a lot 56 32 7 5 512 516
Some 49 42 8 1 394 393
Not very much / None 41 41 12 2 381 378
National Identity
Scottish 60 29 7 2 344 333
More Scottish than British 48 41 8 2 348 339
Equally 46 38 11 3 385 394
More British / British 30 56 10 3 128 146
Trust the Scottish Government to make fair decisions A great deal / Quite a lot Some Not very much Not at all Weighted bases Unweighted bases
Urban / Rural Classification
Large urban areas 54 34 8 4 517 344
Other urban areas 45 42 9 3 410 353
Accessible small towns 44 44 9 1 114 143
Remote / Very remote small towns 49 42 7 2 51 98
Accessible rural 56 30 10 0 125 188
Remote rural / Very remote rural 43 44 10 2 72 162
Newspaper readership
No paper 52 37 7 2 823 801
Tabloid 42 41 13 3 269 282
Broadsheet (inc.regional) 42 43 10 4 149 174
Other/more than 1 paper 66 23 4 7 33 20
Who ought to have most influence over how Scotland is run
Scottish Government 41 28 5 2 982 974
UK Government 6 5 2 1 176 178
Local councils in Scotland 2 3 1 * 85 90
The European Union * * * * 8 9
Vote in Scottish Referendum
Yes 65 27 5 2 524 517
No 38 45 12 3 566 582

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