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Scottish social attitudes survey 2021/22: Attitudes to Scotland's handling of the pandemic

Findings from the Scottish Government funded Scottish Social Attitudes Survey 2021/22 ‘Attitudes to Scotland’s Handling of the Pandemic’ module.


Footnotes

1 The Odds Ratio (Or) is a statistic that represents the likelihood of an individual having a score of ‘1’ on the outcome variable (as opposed to ‘0’) from their responses to the predictor variables. In this case the odds of a Conservative supporter being ‘not very/not at all confident’ in Scotland’s preparedness for another pandemic (compared with a SNP supporter which is the base category). This is explained further in the SSA 2021/22 Attitudes to Scotland’s handling of the pandemic - Technical information.

2 Data taken from the Public Health Scotland Covid-19 Daily Dashboard

3 Data taken from the National Records of Scotland weekly deaths involving COVID-19 in Scotland

4 First Minister’s statement to the Scottish Parliament on 26/10/21 ; Timeline of Coronavirus in Scotland by Scottish Parliament Information Centre

5 First Minister’s statement to the Scottish Parliament on 26/10/21

6 Scottish Government - Public attitudes to coronavirus: November

7 Scottish Government - Public attitudes to coronavirus: April

8 Scottish Government - Coronavirus and society: what matters to people in Scotland?

9 Differential impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic on men and women

10 Covid-19 Health and Adherence Research in Scotland

11 Differential impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic on men and women

12 The impacts of COVID-19 on equality in Scotland

13 The impacts of COVID-19 on equality in Scotland

14 Coronavirus and the social impacts on young people in Great Britain

15 The Big Survey 2021 by Age Scotland

16 The impacts of COVID-19 on equality in Scotland

17 Covid-19 in an Urban World: policy brief

18 Lockdown highlights the value of green space in cities

19 Covid-19 in an Urban World: policy brief;

Rural, remote and at risk: why rural health service face a steep climb to recovery from COVID-19

20 Rural, remote and at risk: why rural health service face a steep climb to recovery from COVID-19

21 Rural voices heard as first RuralCovidLife results published

22 This refers to addresses that were vacant, derelict or ineligible for other reasons including buildings under construction, holiday homes, businesses, other non-residential (such as schools, offices and institutions), and addresses that had been demolished. Based on other similar surveys it was assumed that 10% of addresses would fall into this category.

23 Cognitive testing / interviewing refers to “the practice of administering a survey questionnaire while collecting additional verbal information about the survey responses; this additional information is used to evaluate the quality of the response or to help determine whether the question is generating the sort of information that its author intends.” Beatty, P., (2004), The Dynamics of Cognitive Interviewing in Presser et al’s Methods for Testing and Evaluating Survey Questionnaires.

24 ScotCen Panel members are recruited from the Scottish Social Attitudes survey (SSA) which interviews those aged 16 and over across Scotland (including the Highlands and Islands). Those interviewed as part of the SSA in 2015, 2016, 2017 were asked to join the Panel at the end of the SSA interview. Further information on the sample is included in the SSA 2021/22 Attitudes to Scotland’s handling of the pandemic - Technical information.

25 See the SSA 2021/22 Attitudes to Scotland’s handling of the pandemic - Technical information for details of the background analysis variables. Where appropriate descriptions of these are appended as footnotes within this report.

26 Area deprivation on SSA 2021/22 is measured using the Scottish Index of Multiple Deprivation (SIMD) 2020 divided into quintiles. SIMD 2020 measures the level of deprivation across Scotland – from the least deprived to the most deprived areas. It is based on 38 indicators in seven domains of: income, employment, health, education skills and training, housing, geographic access and crime. Further details are included in the separate technical report.

27 The Odds Ratio (Or) is the likelihood of an individual having a score of ‘1’ on the outcome variable (as opposed to ‘0’) from their responses to the predictor variables. In this case the odds of a Conservative supporter being ‘not very/not at all confident’ in Scotland’s preparedness for another pandemic (compared with a SNP supporter which is the base category).

28 Rural Scotland Key Facts 2021

29 COVID-19 in an urban world: policy brief; Rural, remote and at risk: why rural health services face a steep climb to recovery from COVID-19

30 Rural voices heard as first RuralCovidLife results published

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