Scottish Social Attitudes
Visit our new website to read the latest report: Attitudes to Discrimination
What is Scottish Social Attitudes?
Used by the Government, journalists, opinion formers and academics, Scottish Social Attitudes is the gold standard survey series measuring and tracking changes in people's social, political and moral attitudes in Scotland.
Since 1999 we've been interviewing members of the public to find out what they think about key issues in Scotland covering a wide range of topics and issues.
We're a charity and we want our research to reach as many organisations trying to improve life in Scotland the UK as possible.
That's why ScotCen's Scottish Social Attitudes is freely available online.
New findings from 2015
Attitudes to discrimination and positive action
Attitudes to social networks, civic participation and co-production
Attitudes to the role of the Scottish Government presented in data tables.
A report on attitudes to Government, the National Health Service, the economy and standard of living
Attitudes to violence against women in Scotland
Public Attitudes to Dementia (see separate executive summary here)
Public Attitudes to Sectarianism in Scotland
Has the Referendum Campaign Made a Difference?
Minding the gap – women’s views of independence in 2014
Attitudes to Mental Health in Scotland (seperate exec. summary available here)
Core module – attitudes to government, the economy, health and social care services, and social capital in Scotland
Attitudes towards alcohol in Scotland
Who will turn up and who will stay at home?
So where does Scotland stand on more devolution?
The score at half time: Trends in support for Independence
The Undecideds: Don't care or deeply conflicted?
Is it really all about economics? Issues of nationhood and welfare
To view the data for 2013 please visit WhatScotlandThinks.
You can view earlier reports by year and by topic by following the links below.
Scottish Social Attitudes is run by ScotCen Social Research and is made possible by the funding we receive from a variety of charitable and governmental sources each year.
Every year, we ask 1,200 - 1,500 people to take part in Scottish Social Attitudes on the basis of random probability sampling.
This technique ensures that everyone has an equal chance of being picked to take part, so the results are representative of the Scottish population.
And because we repeat many of the same questions over time, we're able to identify real changes in people's social attitudes.