Scottish Social Attitudes Survey 2011: Core Module - Attitudes to Government, the Economy and Public Services in Scotland

This report uses SSA data from 1999 onwards to explore changing attitudes to government, the economy and public services. It also discusses findings on who people think should be responsible for providing and paying for particular public services.


ScotCen Social Research is very grateful to the various organisations who have contributed to funding the Scottish Social Attitudes Survey over the last decade - particularly the Scottish Government Office of the Chief Researcher, the Economic and Social Research Council, the Leverhulme Trust and the Nuffield Foundation.

We would also like to thank everyone involved in the preparation of this report - Linzie Liddell, Jackie Horne and colleagues at the Scottish Government for feedback on early drafts, John Curtice for his support with analysis, and Catherine Bromley, Lisa Given, Clare Sharp, John Curtice and Catriona Webster at ScotCen for their work on earlier reports on the Scottish Government Core module.

Thanks are also due to our colleagues in NatCen's operations and computing departments (particularly Sarah Alcock, Sandra Beeson and Sue Corbett in Project computing), Joan Corbett our data manager, and to our team of interviewers and supervisors.

Finally, thanks to all those respondents who gave up their free time to take part in the survey.

Responsibility for the opinions expressed in this report, and for all interpretation of the data, lies solely with the authors.

Rachel Ormston & Susan Reid


Email: Linzie Liddell

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