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

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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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 Scottish Government Social Research, 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 - Wendy van Rijswijk and colleagues at the Scottish Government for feedback on early drafts, John Curtice for his support with analysis, and Rachel Ormston, Lisa Rutherford, Clare Sharp and John Curtice 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 Emma Fenn and Sue Corbett), 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.

Susan Reid, Jennifer Waterton & Annie Wild


Email: Wendy van Rijswijk

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