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Scottish Social Attitudes

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The Scottish Social Attitudes (SSA) series is a leading source of independent, high quality survey data on changing public attitudes. It has tracked the views of people in Scotland since 1999. Every year, around 1,200 - 1,500 people are interviewed on a range of topics.

Latest Findings

Brand new reports include:

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. 


Addresses are scientifically selected using random probability sampling to ensure that the findings are representative of Scotland as a whole. Interviews take place in people's homes, carried out by our highly trained interviewer field force.