The Scottish Social Attitudes ( SSA) Survey has been conducted annually by the independent research organisation ScotCen since the advent of devolution in 1999 (with the exception of 2008).
It is based on face-to-face interviews with between 1,200 to 1,700 people in Scotland drawn using probability sampling. The SSA interviews in 2017 took place between July 2017 and February 2018. The sample size in 2017 was 1,234. The survey provides an important source of data on attitudes to government and to the Scottish Parliament over this period.
This annex presents the findings of the Scottish Government funded questions in the SSA 2017, covering level of trust in public service organisations and private companies to use personal data only for acceptable purposes
We explored whether attitudes varied by social groups. Details of the statistical tests conducted and the full list of variables tested are presented in the supporting documents  .
This report was produced by professionally independent statisticians in the Office of the Chief Statistician and Strategic Analysis, in line with the UK Statistics Authority's Code of Practice for Official Statistics.