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Scottish Social Attitudes Survey 2013: core module - attitudes to Government, the economy, health and social care services, and social capital in Scotland

Published: 22 Jun 2014
Part of:
Research
ISBN:
9781784124779

This report presents findings from the Scottish Government core module in the 2013 Scottish Social Attitudes survey. It discusses changing attitudes to government, the economy and standards of living, the health service and social care, and social capital and life satisfaction.

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Contents
Scottish Social Attitudes Survey 2013: core module - attitudes to Government, the economy, health and social care services, and social capital in Scotland
List of tables and figures

112 page PDF

1.3 MB

List of tables and figures

Figure 2.1 Trust in the UK and Scottish Government to act in Scotland's interests? (1999-2007, 2009-2013 % trust 'just about always'/'most of the time')

Figure 2.2 Trust in the UK and Scottish Government to make fair decisions? (2006-2007, 2009-2011, 2013 % trust 'a great deal'/ 'quite a lot')

Figure 2.3 Confidence in accuracy of Scottish Government official statistics (2007, 2009, 2013, %)

Figure 2.4: How much have people seen or heard about the activities of the Scottish Government / Scottish Executive and the UK Government in the last 12 months? (2004-2006, 2009-2011, 2013, % heard 'a great deal' / 'quite a lot')

Figure 2.5 How good are the Scottish Executive / Government and the UK Government at listening to people's views before taking decisions? (2004-2007, 2009-2011, 2013, % 'very good'/ 'quite good')

Figure 2.6: Does having a Scottish parliament give ordinary people more say in how Scotland is governed, less say or is it making no difference? (1999-2007, 2009-2013, %)

Figure 2.7: Who has the most influence over the way Scotland is run? (1999-2007, 2009-2013, %)

Figure 2.8 Who ought to have most influence over the way Scotland is run? (1999-2007, 2009-2013, %)

Figure 2.9 Perceptions of the impact of having a Scottish parliament on Scotland's voice in the UK? (1999-2007, 2009-2013, %)

Table 2.1 Who has, and who ought to have, the most influence on the way Scotland is run? (2013) (%)

Table 3.1: What should be the Scottish Government's* highest priority? (2006-2007, 2009-2011, 2013 column %)

Figure 3.1: Changes in the economy and living standards in the last 12 months (2013) (%)

Figure 3.2: 'Net balance' scores for views of Scotland's economy and the general standard of living in the last 12 months (2006-2007, 2009-2013)

Figure 3.3: Perceptions of own ability to live on present income (2007, 2009-2011, 2013)

Figure 3.4: Views on changes in the general standard of living in Scotland by perceptions of own ability to live on present income (2013)

Figure 3.5: Who is credited with changes among those who believe that the economy has become stronger in the past 12 months? (2006-07, 2009-2013)

Figure 3.6: Who is blamed for changes among those who believe that the economy has become weaker in the past 12 months? (2006-07, 2009-2013)

Table 3.2: Who believes that the Scottish Government is responsible for a stronger economy? (2013)

Table 3.3: Who believes that the UK Government is responsible for a weaker economy? (2013)

Figure 4.1: Satisfaction with the way the NHS runs nowadays in Scotland (2005-2007, 2011, 2013)

Figure 4.2: Satisfaction with the way the NHS runs nowadays in UK (BSA, 1999-2012)

Table 4.1: Attitudes to who provides the most cost effective and best quality services for older people who need regular help (2013)

Table 4.2: Attitudes to who provides the best quality services for older people who need regular help by demographic factors, self-rated health and political attitudes (2013)

Figure 4.3: Attitudes to who should pay for personal care for older people (2007, 2011, 2013)

Figure 5.1 Mean scores for four measures of life satisfaction

Table 5.1 And all things considered, how satisfied are you with your life as a whole nowadays?

Figure 5.2 'I regularly stop and speak to people in my local area'

Table 5.2: Civic participation in past 12 months

Figure 5.3: Number of times volunteered in past 12 months (%)

Figure 5.4: 'It is just too difficult for someone like me to do much about improving my local area'

Table 5.4: Who has below average self-reported life satisfaction (2013)

Table A.1: How much do you trust the UK Government to work in Scotland's best long-term interest? (column %)

Table A.2: How much do you trust the Scottish Government/Executive /Parliament* to work in Scotland's best interests?

Table A.3: How much do you trust the UK Government to make fair decisions? (column %)

Table A.4: How much do you trust the Scottish Government to make fair decisions? (column %)

Table A.5: How much would you say you've seen or heard about the work of the UK Government over the last twelve months?

Table A.6: And how much would you say you've seen or heard about the work of the Scottish Government/Executive* over the last twelve months?

Table A.7: In general how good would you say the Scottish Executive/Government* is at listening to people's views before it takes decisions?

Table A.8: And how good would you say the UK Government is at listening to people's views before it takes decisions?

Table A.9: From what you have seen and heard so far do you think that having a Scottish parliament is giving ordinary people…

Table A.10 Which of the following do you think has most influence over the way Scotland is run?

Table A.11 Which of the following do you think ought to have most influence over the way Scotland is run?

Table A.12: From what you have seen and heard so far do you think that having a Scottish parliament is giving Scotland.....

Table A.13a How confident are you that official statistics published by the Scottish Government are accurate?

Table A.13b What is the main reason for your views about the accuracy of official statistics published by the Scottish Government?

Table A.14: Trust Scottish Government / Executive 'just about always / most of the time' to act in Scotland's best interests, by economic, demographic, social and political attitudes, 2011 and 2013 (cell %)

Table A. 14 (Contd): Trust Scottish Government / Executive 'just about always' / 'most of the time' to act in Scotland's best interests by economic, demographic, social and political attitudes, 2011 and 2013 (cell %)

Table A.15: % who are very confident about the accuracy of Scottish Government official statistics, by economic, demographic, social and political attitudes, 2013 (cell %)

Table A.15 (Contd): % who are very confident about the accuracy of Scottish Government official statistics by economic, demographic, social and political attitudes, 2013 (cell %)

Table A.16: % who think that the Scottish Government ought to, but does not, have the most influence over the way Scotland is run by economic, demographic, social and political attitudes, 2011 and 2013 (cell %)

Table A.16 (contd): % who think that the Scottish Government ought to, but does not, have the most influence over the way Scotland is run by economic, demographic, social and political attitudes, 2011 and 2013 (cell %)

Table A.17: What about the Scotland's economy? Has it got stronger or weaker since (month of interview) 2013?

Table A.18: What about the general standard of living in Scotland? Has it increased or fallen since (month of interview) 2009?

Table A.19: Sample sizes for Table 3.3 (Perceptions of own ability to live on present income 2007, 2009-2011, 2013)

Table A.20: What are changes in the economy and standards of living in Scotland mainly the result of…? (2006-07, 2009-2013)

Table A.21: Satisfaction with they way the NHS runs nowadays in Scotland (1999, 2005-2007, 2011)

Table A.22: Satisfaction with the way the NHS runs nowadays in UK (BSA, 1999-2012)

Table A.23: Sample sizes for Table 4.2 (2011 & 2013)

Table A.24: All things considered, how satisfied are you with your (main) job? (2007, 2009-2011, 2013)

Table A.25: (And) all things considered how satisfied are you with your family or personal life? (2007, 2009-2011, 2013)

Table A.26: And your general standard of living? (2007, 2009-2011, 2013)

Table A.27: And all things considered, how satisfied are you with your life as a whole nowadays? (2007, 2009-2011, 2013)

Table A.28: If my home was empty I could count on one of my neighbours to keep an eye on it (2006, 2009, 2013)

Table A.29: I feel that there are people in this area I could turn to for advice and support (2006, 2009, 2013)

Table A.30: In the last few years1, have you ever done any of the things on this card as a way of registering what you personally thought about an issue? (2009, 2013)

Table A.31: How likely to attend a meetings with people in your area to discuss how to improve local services like schools, transport and parks? (2011, 2013)

Table A.32: Generally speaking, would you say that most people can be trusted, or that you can't be too careful in dealing with people? (2000, 2004, 2006, 2009, 2013)

Table 1: 2013 Scottish Social Attitudes survey response

Table 2: Scottish Social Attitudes survey sample size by year

Table 1: Factors associated with believing the Scottish Government is responsible for a stronger economy? (2013)

Table 2: Factors associated with believing the UK Government is responsible for a weaker economy (2013)

Table 3: Demographic and social capital factors associated with below average life satisfaction (2013)


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