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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
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.

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

Annex A - Detailed Tables

Notes on tables

  • '*' indicates less than 0.5 percent but greater than zero
  • '-' indicates no respondents gave this answer
  • All figures are rounded to the nearest whole number

Chapter 2 detailed tables

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

1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004
% % % % % %
Just about always 3 1 2 2 2 2
Most of the time 29 16 20 17 19 20
Only some of the time 52 54 55 51 58 50
Almost never 14 26 22 26 20 26
(Don't know) - - - - - 2
(Not answered) - - - - - *
Sample size 1482 1663 1605 1665 1508 1637
2005 2006 2007 2009 2010 2011
% % % % % %
Just about always 2 2 3 2 3 3
Most of the time 21 19 32 23 19 15
Only some of the time 53 52 44 48 51 49
Almost never 21 24 18 24 23 31
(Don't know) 3 3 3 3 3 2
(Not answered) * - * - - -
Sample size 1549 1594 1508 1482 1495 1197
2012 2013
% %
Just about always 4 3
Most of the time 28 23
Only some of the time 45 45
Almost never 22 27
(Don't know) 2 3
(Not answered) - -
Sample size 1229 1497

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

1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004
% % % % % %
Just about always 26 9 13 9 10 9
Most of the time 55 45 52 43 52 43
Only some of the time 14 34 29 34 31 37
Almost never 2 9 5 11 4 10
(Don't know) - - - - - 2
(Not answered) - - - - - *
Sample size 1482 1663 1605 1665 1508 1637
2005 2006 2007 2009 2010 2011
% % % % % %
Just about always 10 8 14 14 13 20
Most of the time 46 43 57 47 47 51
Only some of the time 33 37 22 31 31 23
Almost never 7 8 4 5 6 5
(Don't know) 3 3 4 3 2 1
(Not answered) * - * * * -
Sample size 1549 1594 1508 1482 1495 1197
2012 2013
% %
Just about always 16 16
Most of the time 46 43
Only some of the time 28 31
Almost never 9 8
(Don't know) 2 2
(Not answered) - *
Sample size 1229 1497

*Prior to 2004, the question asked about the Parliament. In 2004 an experiment was run whereby half the sample was asked about the Scottish Parliament and half was asked about the Scottish Executive. The change of wording made negligible difference to the responses given therefore the combined results are shown here. In 2009, the wording was changed again to ask about the Scottish Government, following the September 2007 name change.

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

2006 2007 2009 2010 2011 2013
% % % % % %
A great deal 2 3 2 3 3 2
Quite a lot 21 30 17 21 15 17
Some 46 43 48 44 42 39
Not very much 23 17 24 23 27 28
Not at all 6 4 7 7 11 11
(Don't know) 3 3 2 2 1 2
(Not answered) - * * - - -
Sample size 1594 1508 1482 1495 1197 1497

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

2006 2007 2009 2010 2011 2013
% % % % % %
A great deal 3 4 4 4 8 5
Quite a lot 29 42 32 32 38 33
Some 46 39 46 46 39 42
Not very much 15 8 13 13 11 14
Not at all 5 2 3 3 3 4
(Don't know) 3 4 3 2 1 2
(Not answered) * * * - - -
Sample size 1594 1508 1482 1495 1197 1497

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?

2004 2005 2006 2009 2010 2011 2013
% % % % % % %
A great deal 11 12 14 23 21 13 13
Quite a lot 23 27 27 29 27 32 25
Some 29 26 26 23 26 26 33
Not very much 31 29 26 19 21 22 23
Nothing at all 5 5 6 4 4 6 4
(Don't know) 1 2 1 1 1 1 1
(Not answered) - * - - - - -
Sample size 1637 1549 1594 1482 1495 1197 1497

Note: this question was not asked on SSA 2007

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?

2004 2005 2006 2009 2010 2011 2013
% % % % % % %
A great deal 9 7 8 14 11 13 11
Quite a lot 21 24 27 32 27 36 30
Some 30 28 31 29 31 27 33
Not very much 33 34 26 20 26 20 22
Nothing at all 7 7 7 4 4 3 4
(Don't know) 1 1 1 1 1 * 1
(Not answered) - * - - - - -
Sample size 1637 1549 1594 1482 1495 1197 1197

Note: this question was not asked on SSA 2007

* Prior to 2009, the question asked about the 'Scottish Executive'.

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?

2004 2005 2006 2007 2009 2010 2011 2013
% % % % % % % %
Very good 1 3 2 2 4 3 6 4
Quite good 31 32 34 41 44 41 50 42
Not very good 41 38 39 35 33 37 26 33
Not at all good 17 16 14 9 8 11 8 12
(Don't know) 10 12 11 13 11 8 9 9
(Not answered) * * - * - - - -
Sample size 1637 1549 1594 1508 1482 1495 1197 1497

*From 2004-2007, the question asked about the Scottish Executive. In 2009, the question was amended to ask about the Scottish Government.

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

2004 2005 2006 2007 2009 2010 2011 2013
% % % % % % % %
Very good 1 1 1 * 1 1 1 1
Quite good 14 15 17 21 17 21 18 20
Not very good 50 52 49 50 51 51 48 49
Not at all good 30 25 27 21 23 20 27 24
(Don't know) 6 7 7 8 7 7 6 6
(Not answered) * * * * - - - -
Sample size 1637 1549 1594 1508 1482 1495 1197 1497

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

1997* 1999** 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004
% % % % % % %
...more say in how Scotland is governed 79 64 44 38 31 39 31
...less say 2 2 3 4 4 4 6
...or, is it making no difference 17 32 51 56 62 54 60
(Don't know) - - - - - - 3
(Not answered) - - - - - - *
Sample size 882 1482 1663 1605 1665 1508 1637
2005 2006 2007 2009 2010 2011 2012
% % % % % % %
...more say in how Scotland is governed 37 37 47 47 42 60 46
...less say 5 5 3 3 4 3 6
...or, is it making no difference 55 55 45 47 50 33 47
(Don't know) 4 4 4 3 4 4 31
(Not answered) * - * * - - -
Sample size 1549 1594 1508 1482 1495 1197 1229
2013
%
...more say in how Scotland is governed 46
...less say 5
...or, is it making no difference 45
(Don't know) 3
(Not answered) -
Sample size 1497

*1997 data source = Referendum study

**1999-2009 data source = Scottish Social Attitudes survey

Note: The question wording in each year was:

1999 "Will a Scottish Parliament…"

2000 "Do you think that having a Scottish parliament is going to…"

2001 onwards "Do you think that having a Scottish Parliament is giving…"

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

1999* 2000 2001 2003 2004 2005
% % % % % %
The Scottish Government** 41 13 15 17 19 23
The UK Government at Westminster 39 66 66 64 48 47
Local Councils in Scotland 8 5 10 9 7 20 15
The European Union 5 4 7 5 6 8
(Don't know) 8 8 - 6 7 7
(Not answered) - - - - * *
Sample size 1482 1663 1605 1508 1637 1549
2006 2007 2009 2010 2011 2012
% % % % % %
The Scottish Government 24 28 33 37 38 34
The UK Government at Westminster 38 47 39 45 38 41
Local Councils in Scotland 18 8 11 7 13 10
The European Union 11 9 10 7 7 9
(Don't know) 9 7 7 5 4 6
(Not answered) * * - - - -
Sample size 1594 1508 1482 1495 1197 1229
2013
%
The Scottish Government 30
The UK Government at Westminster 47
Local Councils in Scotland 12
The European Union 7
(Don't know) 4
(Not answered) -
Sample size 1497

Note:

*In 1999 the question wording was: "When the new parliament starts work, which of the following do you think will have most influence over the way Scotland is run"

**In 2004 an experiment was run whereby half the sample was asked about the Scottish Parliament and half was asked about the Scottish Executive. The change of wording made negligible difference to the responses given, therefore the combined results are shown here. In 2009, the wording was changed again to ask about the 'Scottish Government', rather than the 'Scottish Executive', following the September 2007 name change.

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

1999 2000 2001 2003 2004 2005
% % % % % %
The Scottish Government* 74 72 74 66 67 67
The UK Government at Westminster 13 13 14 20 12 13
Local Councils in Scotland 8 10 8 9 17 15
The European Union 1 1 1 1 1 1
(Don't know) - 5 - - 3 4
(Not answered) - - - - * *
Sample size 1482 1663 1605 1508 1637 1549
2006 2007 2009 2010 2011 2012
% % % % % %
The Scottish Government* 64 71 72 74 73 63
The UK Government at Westminster 11 14 13 16 13 24
Local Councils in Scotland 19 9 11 6 11 8
The European Union 1 1 * 1 1 1
(Don't know) 4 4 3 3 2 4
(Not answered) * * - - - *
Sample size 1594 1508 1482 1495 1197 1229
2013
%
The Scottish Government 63
The UK Government at Westminster 20
Local Councils in Scotland 13
The European Union 1
(Don't know) 3
(Not answered) *
Sample size 1497

*In 2004 an experiment was run whereby half the sample was asked about the Scottish Parliament and half was asked about the Scottish Executive. The change of wording made negligible difference to the responses given, therefore the combined results are shown here. In 2009, the wording was changed again to ask about the 'Scottish Government', rather than the 'Scottish Executive', following the September 2007 name change.

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

1997 Ref 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004
% % % % % % %
...a stronger voice in the United Kingdom 70 70 52 52 39 49 35
...a weaker voice in the United Kingdom 9 7 6 6 7 7 7
...or, is it making no difference? 17 20 40 40 52 41 55
(Don't know) - - - - - - 3
(Not answered) - - - - - - *
Sample size 882 1482 1663 1605 1665 1508 1637
2005 2006 2007 2009 2010 2011 2012
% % % % % % %
...a stronger voice in the United Kingdom 41 43 61 52 49 69 59
...a weaker voice in the United Kingdom 6 6 4 5 6 3 6
...or, is it making no difference? 50 49 32 40 42 26 33
(Don't know) 3 3 3 3 3 2 2
(Not answered) * - * * - - -
Sample size 1549 1594 1508 1482 1495 1197 1229
2013 Ref
%
...a stronger voice in the United Kingdom 57
...a weaker voice in the United Kingdom 6
...or, is it making no difference? 34
(Don't know) 2
(Not answered) -
Sample size 1497

Note:

The question wording in each year was:

1999 "Will a Scottish Parliament…"

2000 "Do you think that having a Scottish parliament is going to…"

2001 onwards "Do you think that having a Scottish Parliament is giving…"

Table A.13a How confident are you that official statistics published by the Scottish Government[43] are accurate?

2007 2009 2013
% % %
0 (Not confident at all) 3 4 5
1 2 3 2
2 4 4 4
3 6 6 9
4 9 10 13
5 22 23 21
6 15 14 13
7 16 14 16
8 10 10 10
9 2 3 3
10 (Very confident) 2 2 1
Don't know 9 7 4
Not answered * - -
MEAN[44] 5.43 5.32 5.15
Sample size 1508 1482 1497

Table A.13b What is the main reason for your views about the accuracy of official statistics published by the Scottish Government[45]?

2007 2009 2013
% % %
NOT CONFIDENT
Don't trust official statistics, from personal experience 8 11 10
Heard / read something bad about official statistics 2 2 2
Official statistics are difficult to count or measure 5 5 4
The Scottish Government has a vested interest in results 4 4 9
Official statistics are misrepresented or spun by politicians 20 21 22
Statistics alone do not tell whole story 14 14 11
CONFIDENT
Trust official statistics, from personal experience 9 7 8
Heard / read something good about official statistics 4 3 5
Official statistics are easy to count or measure 3 4 5
The Scottish Government does not have a vested interest in results 4 4 3
OTHER 5 7
No opinion / Don't understand statistics 7 12 6
It depends on the type of statistics 3 2 3
Don't Know 11 5 4
Sample size 1508 1482 1497

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 %)

2011 Sample size 2013 Sample size Change 2011 to 2013
ALL 71 1197 59 1497 -12
Self rated hardship
Comfortable / very comfortable 70 653 62 825 -8
Neither comfortable nor struggling 73 333 54 441 -19
Struggling on present income 69 205 58 216 -11
Working Status
Education/Training 75 33 68 36 -7
Working 75 611 63 733 -12
Unemployed 70 58 59 74 -11
Retired 66 356 52 491 -14
Other 63 139 50 161 -13
Age
18-29 72 143 69 177 -3
30-39 76 182 59 203 -17
40-64 72 531 58 668 -14
65+ 66 337 50 447 -16
Trust in other people
Most people can be trusted 81 452 64 820 -17
You can't be too careful 65 731 52 631 -13
Confidence in Scottish Government official statistics
Very confident N/A N/A 88 306 N/A
Moderately confident N/A N/A 54 708 N/A
Not very confident N/A N/A 27 420 N/A
Don't know N/A N/A 57 61 N/A
Who ought to have most influence in the way Scotland is run
Scottish Government 77 876 67 938 -10
UK Government at Westminster 55 158 39 314 -15
Local councils in Scotland 56 127 54 179 -2
Other / Don't know 48 36 40 62 -8
How much seen / heard of Scottish Government in last 12 months
A great deal / quite a lot 80 583 66 637 -14
Some 75 331 59 484 -16
Not very much / nothing at all 50 277 47 366 -3

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 %)

2011 Sample size 2013 Sample size Change 2011 to 2013
ALL 71 1197 59 1497 -12
Constitutional preference
UK Govt should make all decisions 33 64 26 132 -7
UK Govt tax, benefits, defence and foreign affairs, Scottish Parliament everything else 67 273 48 410 -19
UK Govt defence and foreign affairs, Scottish Parliament everything else 75 357 60 437 -15
Scottish Parliament should make all decisions 76 473 77 465 +1
National Identity
Scottish 70 346 63 368 -7
More Scottish than British 74 381 61 438 -13
Equally Scottish and British 69 278 52 432 -17
More British than Scottish / British 70 130 53 166 -17
Other 71 62 67 91 -4
Party identification
Conservative 70 124 41 203 -29
Labour 70 353 58 440 -12
Lib Dem 69 68 50 80 -19
SNP 84 397 80 347 -4
None / Other 55 255 52 424 -3
Interest in politics
A great deal/quite a lot 83 398 62 487 -21
Some 73 351 61 518 -12
Not very much/none 60 448 53 490 -7

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

2013 Sample size
ALL 30 1497
Self rated hardship
Comfortable / very comfortable 32 800
Neither comfortable nor struggling 28 418
Struggling on present income 34 207
Working Status
Education/Training 50 34
Working 33 707
Unemployed 37 69
Retired 24 471
Other 24 155
Age
18-29 45 164
30-39 33 192
40-64 28 652
65+ 24 428
Trust in other people
Most people can be trusted 20 793
You can't be too careful 23 601
Who ought to have most influence in the way Scotland is run
Scottish Government 38 907
UK Government at Westminster 20 304
Local councils in Scotland 19 171
Other / Don't know 8 52
How much seen / heard of Scottish Government in last 12 months
A great deal / quite a lot 37 625
Some 31 465
Not very much / nothing at all 20 340

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 %)

2013 Sample size
ALL 30 1497
Constitutional preference
UK Govt should make all decisions 11 130
UK Govt tax, benefits, defence and foreign affairs, Scottish Parliament everything else 15 399
UK Govt defence and foreign affairs, Scottish Parliament everything else 33 425
Scottish Parliament should make all decisions 48 445
National Identity
Scottish 39 344
More Scottish than British 32 429
Equally Scottish and British 23 420
More British than Scottish / British 22 163
Other 47 80
Party identification
Conservative 18 200
Labour 28 432
Lib Dem 27 78
SNP 55 336
None / Other 21 389
Interest in politics
A great deal/quite a lot 36 480
Some 34 509
Not very much/none 22 447

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 %)

2011 Sample size 2013 Sample size Change 2011 to 2013
ALL 38 1197 37 1497 -1
Self rated hardship
Comfortable / very comfortable 36 653 34 827 -2
Neither comfortable nor struggling 38 333 39 441 +1
Struggling on present income 43 205 45 216 +2
Working Status
Education/Training 29 33 39 36 +10
Working 41 611 38 734 -3
Unemployed 37 58 42 74 +5
Retired 31 356 34 491 +3
Other 38 139 38 162 +0
Age
18-29 37 143 42 177 +5
30-39 44 182 35 203 -9
40-64 39 531 39 669 +0
65+ 30 337 31 448 +1
Sex
Male 39 528 38 669 -1
Female 37 669 36 828 -1
Trust in other people
Most people can be trusted 32 452 36 822 +4
You can't be too careful 42 731 38 631 -4
How much seen / heard of Scottish Government in last 12 months
A great deal / quite a lot 36 583 35 638 -1
Some 38 331 40 484 +2
Not very much / nothing at all 42 277 38 367 -4

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 %)

2011 Sample size 2013 Sample size Change 2011 to 2013
ALL 38 1197 37 1497 -1
Constitutional preference
UK Govt should make all decisions 7 473 12 133 +5
UK Govt tax, benefits, defence and foreign affairs, Scottish Parliament everything else 29 357 26 410 -3
UK Govt defence and foreign affairs, Scottish Parliament everything else 41 273 41 438 +0
Scottish Parliament should make all decisions 44 64 52 465 +8
National Identity
Scottish 49 346 46 368 -3
More Scottish than British 37 381 40 439 +3
Equally Scottish and British 33 278 32 432 -1
More British than Scottish / British 21 130 24 166 -3
Other 30 62 34 92 +4
Party identification
Conservative 26 124 25 203 -1
Labour 35 353 35 441 +0
Lib Dem 22 68 28 80 +6
SNP 41 397 49 347 +8
None / Other 44 255 36 425 -8
Interest in politics
A great deal/quite a lot 31 398 40 488 +9
Some 38 351 34 518 -4
Not very much/none 43 448 38 491 -5

Chapter 3 detailed tables

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

2004 2005 2006 2007 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013
% % % % % % % % %
A lot stronger 3 2 2 2 1 * 2 1 1
A little stronger 25 21 28 28 7 11 16 13 23
Stayed the same 29 34 28 36 11 15 16 20 31
A little weaker 22 19 18 10 43 41 39 41 28
A lot weaker 5 3 2 1 29 23 18 17 8
(Don't know) 17 22 21 22 8 9 9 9 9
Sample size 1637 1549 1594 1508 1482 1495 1197 1229 1497

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

1999 2001 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013
% % % % % % % % % % % %
Increased a lot 2 3 4 4 3 4 2 3 2 2 2 5
Increased a little 27 27 30 27 25 30 27 13 11 9 10 10
Stayed the same 43 45 36 40 45 37 41 25 28 19 23 25
Fallen a little 18 15 17 18 17 17 16 38 38 39 39 38
Fallen a lot 6 4 7 6 4 5 4 16 16 29 22 20
(Don't know) 5 6 7 5 7 6 9 4 4 2 4 2
Sample size 1482 1605 1508 1637 1549 1594 1508 1482 1495 1197 1229 1497

Note:

The question wording in each year was:

1999 and 2001 "Thinking back to the UK general election in 1997"

2003 "Thinking back to the last Scottish election in 1999"

2004 onwards "since (month of interview) (previous year)".

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

2007 2009 2010 2011 2013
Self-rated hardship
Living very/fairly comfortably 794 699 796 653 827
Coping 563 590 445 332 441
Finding if difficult/very difficult 148 183 238 205 216

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

2006 2007 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013
% % % % % % %
Economy2
Scottish Government policies 28 28 14 18 24 23 24
UK Government policies 21 24 31 35 38 34 28
Some other reason 18 15 36 30 19 25 27
Standard of living
Scottish Government policies 21 19 15 16 13 17 11
UK Government policies 33 37 31 39 47 41 44
Some other reason 22 22 34 30 25 26 28
Sample size 1594 1508 1482 1495 1197 1229 1497

Note the wording of this question was changed in 2010, from asking people whether they were living comfortably, coping or finding it difficult on their income, to asking whether they were living comfortably, struggling, or neither.

Chapter 4 detailed tables

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

1999 2005 2006 2007 2011 2013
% % % % % %
Very satisfied 9 7 6 10 12 13
Quite satisfied 46 33 39 41 44 49
Neither satisfied nor dissatisfied 17 16 18 14 20 12
Quite dissatisfied 19 27 29 22 17 19
Very dissatisfied 7 16 8 11 6 6
Don't know 1 * 1 1 1 1
Not answered * - * * - -
Sample Size 1482 1549 1594 1508 1197 1497

Table A.22: Satisfaction with the way the NHS runs nowadays in UK (BSA, 1999-2013)

1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006
% % % % % % % %
Very / Quite satisfied 46 42 39 40 44 44 48 49
Neither satisfied nor dissatisfied 20 19 20 18 18 20 20 16
Very / Quite dissatisfied 33 39 41 41 37 37 31 34
Sample Size 3143 3426 2188 2287 2293 3199 3193 2143
2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013
% % % % % % %
Very / Quite satisfied 51 58 64 70 58 60 60
Neither satisfied nor dissatisfied 19 16 16 12 18 16 22
Very / Quite dissatisfied 30 25 19 18 24 23 17
Sample Size 3078 3358 3421 3297 1096 1103 1063

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

% private companies/ charities definitely/ probably provide better quality services Sample sizes (2011 & 2013)
2011 2013
ALL 1197 1497
Gender
Men 528 669
Women 669 828
Age
18-29 143 177
30-39 182 203
40-64 531 669
65+ 337 448
Annual household income
Up to £14,300 322 346
Over £14,300 to £26,000 208 303
Over £26,000 to £44,200 233 241
Over £44,200 205 260
Highest educational qualification
Degree/Higher Education 403 509
Highers/A-levels 216 236
Standard Grades/GCSEs 290 382
No recognised qualification 284 360
Self-rated health
Very good 361 402
Good 465 647
Fair 257 325
Bad or very bad 113 118
Occupational sector
Private sector 573 734
Public sector/ Charity 391 481
Self-employed 135 282
Position on political left-right scale
Left 390 477
Centre 341 398
Right 423 456

Chapter 5 detailed tables

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

2007 2009 2010 2011 2013
% % % % %
0 (extremely dissatisfied/ unhappy) 1 1 2 3 1
1 1 3 3 * *
2 3 1 3 2 1
3 3 5 3 4 3
4 4 3 4 4 4
5 10 10 7 9 9
6 9 7 6 8 8
7 18 18 23 17 21
8 28 28 24 28 27
9 15 10 13 12 13
10 (extremely satisfied/ happy) 9 15 13 13 12
Don't know * * * * 1
Not answered - - - - *
MEAN1 7.04 7.14 7.08 7.07 7.23
Sample size 827 765 756 604 737

1 - Means are calculated on sample excluding don't know/not answered.

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

2007 2009 2010 2011 2013
% % % % %
0 (extremely dissatisfied/ unhappy) * * * * *
1 * * * * *
2 * * * * 1
3 1 1 1 1 1
4 2 1 2 2 1
5 3 5 5 4 4
6 4 4 4 3 4
7 11 9 10 10 10
8 23 22 20 22 24
9 23 22 23 22 23
10 (extremely satisfied/ happy) 31 36 34 35 32
Don't know 1 * * * *
Not answered * * * - *
MEAN1 8.41 8.46 8.39 8.43 8.39
Sample size 1508 1482 1495 1197 1497

1 - Means are calculated on sample excluding don't know/not answered.

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

2007 2009 2010 2011 2013
% % % % %
0 (extremely dissatisfied/ unhappy) * * * 1 *
1 * * 1 * *
2 1 1 * 1 1
3 1 2 1 2 1
4 3 3 3 2 3
5 5 7 7 6 8
6 7 8 9 7 9
7 17 16 18 16 17
8 30 27 27 27 30
9 19 18 18 18 16
10 (extremely satisfied/ happy) 16 17 16 19 15
Don't know * * * - -
Not answered * - - - -
MEAN1 7.79 7.64 7.68 7.75 7.63
Sample size 1508 1482 1495 1197 1497

1 - Means are calculated on sample excluding don't know/not answered.

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

2007 2009 2010 2011 2013
% % % % %
0 (extremely dissatisfied/ unhappy) * * 1 1 *
1 * * * * *
2 * * * 1 *
3 1 1 1 1 1
4 1 2 1 1 1
5 5 5 6 5 7
6 7 5 6 7 3
7 14 14 14 16 15
8 30 29 27 26 29
9 23 23 22 21 21
10 (extremely satisfied/ happy) 19 21 21 22 21
Don't know * - * * *
Not answered * * * - *
MEAN1 8.06 8.04 8.00 7.95 8.05
Sample size 1508 1482 1495 1197 1497

1 - Means are calculated on sample excluding don't know/not answered.

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)

2006 2009 2013
% % %
Agree strongly 44 38 37
Agree 47 47 49
Neither agree nor disagree 2 4 3
Disagree 5 7 8
Disagree strongly 2 3 2
Don't Know - * *
Not Answered - * *
Sample Size 1594 1482 1497

Note that in 2006 the question asked 'I could count on one of my friends or relatives in this area to keep an eye on it

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

2006 2009 2013
% % %
Agree strongly 39 23 24
Agree 45 48 49
Neither agree nor disagree 3 11 12
Disagree 11 15 12
Disagree strongly 3 2 2
Don't Know - * *
Not Answered - - *
Sample Size 1594 1482 1497

Note that in 2006 the question asked 'I have friends or relatives in this area I feel I could turn to for advice or support'

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)

2009 2013
% %
No, have not done any of these 45 39
Contacted an MP or MSP 17 16
Contacted a government department directly 5 7
Contacted my local Council2 23 26
Responded to a consultation document 7 10
Attended a public meeting 14 15
Contacted radio, TV or a newspaper 5 7
Signed a petition (including online petitions)3 28 38
Raised the issue in an organisation I already belong to 5 7
Gone on a protest or demonstration 4 6
Attended an event organised as part of a consultation exercise 6 8
Spoken to an influential person 9 11
Formed a group of like-minded people 2 3
Joined an existing organisation 4 7
Actively took part in a campaign (e.g. leafleting, stuffing envelopes etc) 3 5
Given money to a campaign or organisation 13 22
Sample size 1482 1497

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)

2011 2013
% %
Very Likely 16 18
Fairly Likely 35 33
Fairly Unlikely 24 26
Very Unlikely 22 22
Can't Choose 2 1
Refusal - -
Sample size 1197 1340

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)

2000 2004 2006 2009 2013
% % % % %
Most people can be trusted 46 54 51 51 52
Can't be too careful in dealing with people 53 45 44 46 46
Don't Know 1 1 5 3 3
Not Answered - - * - *
Sample Size 1663 1637 1594 1482 1497

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