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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 A3.11: Thinking back over the last 12 months, that is since (month of interview) 2014, would you say that since then the general standard of living in Scotland has increased or fallen?

Increased Stayed the same Fallen Weighted bases Unweighted bases
% % %
ALL 19 33 42 1288 1288
Age
18-29 13 38 36 239 143
30-39 19 33 44 227 193
40-64 20 32 45 533 582
65+ 24 33 39 288 368
Sex
Male 21 36 37 617 582
Female 17 31 47 671 706
Household income
Up to 14,300 16 29 51 236 278
14,300 up to 26,000 24 31 41 248 264
26,000 up to 44,200 18 31 48 285 272
Over 44,200 23 38 36 287 256
DK / Ref / NA 16 37 33 233 218
Scottish Index of Multiple Deprivation 2012 Quintiles
Most deprived 14 31 50 224 178
2 22 22 48 267 246
3 18 34 43 284 320
4 22 35 37 270 332
Least deprived 20 46 32 242 212
Urban / Rural Classification
Large urban areas 19 32 44 517 344
Other urban areas 18 33 44 410 353
Accessible small towns 21 33 39 114 143
Remote / Very remote small towns 19 40 39 51 98
Accessible rural 23 35 37 125 188
Remote rural / Very remote rural 21 43 30 72 162
Party identification
Conservative 28 42 26 140 177
Labour 16 39 43 251 247
Liberal Democrat 22 41 36 45 50
SNP 21 28 47 543 529
Other / DK / Ref / NA 14 33 40 309 284
Self-rated hardship
Living really comfortably/ comfortably on present income 24 36 35 733 750
Neither 13 34 46 373 364
Struggling/really struggling on present income 13 20 64 172 166

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