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Wings Over Scotland


Polls

An archive of the opinion polls we’ve commissioned from Panelbase.

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POLL 1 (August 2013)

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Topics covered (analysis links in brackets):

  • which powers SHOULD be devolved to Scotland? (1)
  • which powers WILL be devolved to Scotland? (1)
  • if Scotland was independent now, would you vote for Union? (1)
  • which politicians are most truthful on independence (2), (7)
  • opinion of “Better Together” campaign (2)
  • opinions on media coverage (3), (8)
  • does your preferred party share your view on independence? (4)
  • does your Holyrood 2016 vote depend on the referendum outcome? (4)
  • which of these things represents a threat to Scotland? (5), (6)
  • which of these things does Trident protect Scotland against? (5), (6)

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POLL 1B (August 2013)

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Topics covered:

  • should the UK have four “national” sports teams? (1)

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POLL 2 (October 2013)

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Topics covered:

  • should Scotland be an independent country? (1)
  • nuclear weapons (2)
  • the monarchy (2)
  • the bedroom tax (2)
  • membership of the EU (2)
  • voting rights for prisoners (2)
  • assisted suicide (2)
  • nationalisation of the railways (2)
  • decriminalising recreational drugs (2)
  • fracking (2)
  • “page 3” pictures in newspapers (2)
  • the death penalty (3)
  • membership of NATO (3)
  • the council tax freeze (3)
  • privatising the Royal Mail (3)
  • a written constitution (3)
  • building new nuclear power stations (3)
  • making the unemployed work for benefits (3)
  • minimum pricing for alcohol (3)
  • gender quotas for MSPs (3)
  • anti-sectarianism football laws/OBFA (3)
  • who would be the best leader for the No campaign? (4)
  • which people/organisations are acting in the best interests of Scotland? (4)
  • reasons for vote choice in independence referendum (5)
  • personal constitutional preference in an ideal world (5)
  • indyref vote if the Barnett Formula were to be abolished (5)
  • indyref vote if the UK were to leave the EU (5)
  • have your views on independence changed since the campaigns started? (6)
  • which media outlets do you use? (6)
  • would the Scottish people make an independent Scotland a success? (6)

Other analysis: (7), (8), (9)

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POLL 3 (April 2014)

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Topics covered:

  • should Scotland be an independent country? (1)
  • which information source do you trust most on independence? (2)
  • how actively are you seeking information about independence? (3)
  • if undecided, are you leaning either way? (4)
  • opinions on Labour devolution proposals (5)
  • who do you think will be Prime Minister after the 2015 UK election? (6)
  • will austerity continue, worsen or ease during the 2015-20 UK Parliament? (6)
  • will there be an EU referendum during the 2015-20 UK Parliament? (6)
  • how will Scotland be treated by the UK if it votes No? (6)
  • what if the referendum ballot paper was two flags? (7)
  • should working people need benefits for a liveable income? (8)
  • should Scotland invest in renewable energy for long-term gains? (8)
  • should Scotland refuse a share of UK debt if there’s no currency union? (8)
  • should private schools continue to be treated as charities? (8)
  • are there enough jobs for everyone if people look hard enough? (8)
  • should the top rate of tax be higher than 45? (8)
  • should the top rate of tax be higher than 50%? (8)

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POLL 4 (May 2014)

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Topics covered:

  • which areas of government are devolved to Holyrood? (1)
  • have you changed your mind about independence in the last 18 months? (1)
  • which football team do you support? (1)
  • what currency would an independent Scotland use? (2)
  • will Scotland be independent in the next 10 years? (2)
  • will there be an EU referendum in the next 10 years? (2)
  • will the UK leave the EU in the next 10 years? (2)
  • will the English/Scottish NHS be privatised in the next 10 years? (2)
  • will Boris Johnson become Prime Minister in the next 10 years? (2)
  • will free university tuition be abolished in Scotland in the next 10 years? (2)
  • will UKIP have more MPs than the Lib Dems in the next 10 years? (2)
  • will tax and welfare be devolved to Holyrood in the next 10 years? (2)
  • will your standard of living increase significantly in the next 10 years? (2)
  • will UK armed forces be involved in another war in the next 10 years? (2)
  • will there be a Labour First Minister in the next 10 years? (2)

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POLL 5 (November 2014)

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  • voting intentions (1)
  • how would you vote in a second independence referendum? (1)
  • EU referendum voting intentions (2)
  • would a Scotland/England split on the EU justify a second indyref? (2)
  • who should be the next Scottish Labour leader? (3)
  • should Scottish party leaders always be MSPs rather than MPs? (4)
  • should the Smith Commission proposals be subject to a referendum? (4)
  • should Scottish MPs have a veto on UK legislation affecting Scotland? (4)
  • should Holyrood have the power to hold referendums? (4)

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POLL 6 (January 2015)

*double poll, with full-size samples from Scotland and the rest of the UK

Full data tables

Topics covered:

  • should the voting age be lowered to 16? (1)
  • should non-threatening offensive comments on social media be prosecuted? (2)
  • should people illegally downloading movies etc be imprisoned? (3)
  • should the death penalty be brought back? (3)
  • should the security services be able to monitor everyone’s communications? (3)
  • should convicted rapist Ched Evans be able to resume his football career? (3)
  • should the minimum wage be raised to the living wage? (4)
  • should the NHS only be for those who can’t afford to pay? (4)
  • should we build more nuclear power stations? (4)
  • should we build more windfarms? (4)
  • would you mind there being a windfarm in sight of your home? (4)
  • would you mind there being a nuclear power station within 20 miles? (4)
  • should energy companies be nationalised? (4)
  • should the railways be renationalised? (4)
  • should the UK electoral system be changed to proportional representation? (4)
  • should private schools continue to be treated as charities for tax purposes? (4)
  • should the UK continue to have nuclear weapons? (5)
  • should defence spending be cut in favour of welfare spending? (5)
  • is there too much immigration? (5)
  • are immigrants treated as scapegoats for the country’s problems? (5)
  • does cutting benefits help the economy? (5)
  • should the unemployed have to work for benefits? (5)
  • should Britain keep the monarchy? (5)
  • is the BBC balanced and unbiased? (6)
  • does England subsidise the rest of the UK? (6)
  • should the UK leave the EU? (6)
  • do pensioners get preferential treatment from governments?
  • should there be “English votes for English laws”?
  • should council tenants have the right to buy their house?
  • should voting be compulsory?

Other analysis: (7)

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POLL 7 (May 2015)

Full data tables

Topics covered:

  • voting intention (1)
  • how would you have voted had the Smith powers been on the indyref ballot? (1)
  • is there a difference in UK attitudes towards Scotland since the referendum? (2)
  • which football club do you support? (3)
  • do you back the Offensive Behaviour (Football) Act (OBFA)? (3)
  • do you back the ban on alcohol at football matches? (3)
  • would you prefer a majority Labour UK government or coalition with the SNP? (3)
  • do you support Full Fiscal Autonomy (FFA) for Scotland? (3)
  • would you pay for the BBC if it was a subscription service? (4)
  • is the current “Rangers” a new club? (4)
  • do you back consensual stop-and-search for under-12s? (5)
  • do you back the “Named Person” legislation for child welfare? (5)
  • are female politicians better than male ones? (5)
  • should social-housing tenants have the right to buy at a discount? (5)
  • who controls Scottish Labour policy – the Scottish leader or the UK one?

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POLL 8 (July 2015)

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Topics covered:

  • which websites do you visit regularly for political content? (1)
  • how did you react to Labour ruling out an electoral deal with the SNP? (2)
  • should Alistair Carmichael resign? (3)
  • should the Scottish Government raise or lower taxes? (4), (7)
  • can any of the Labour leadership candidates win in 2020? (5)
  • which unions (UK and/or EU) should Scotland be in? (6), (8)
  • does the Scotland Bill live up to the pre-referendum promises? (9)
  • should Scottish Labour become an autonomous party? (10)
  • have you been subjected to abuse over your political views? (11)

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POLL 9 (November 2015)

Full data tables

Topics covered:

  • how would you vote in a second independence referendum? (1)
  • do you understand Labour’s position on Trident? (2)
  • which politics TV and radio shows do you watch/listen to? (3)
  • should the House Of Lords be abolished? (4)
  • how should the SNP and Labour treat the House Of Lords? (4)
  • should Michelle Mone have been made a peer? (4)
  • would you EVER vote for independence? (5)
  • should the Scottish Government raise taxes to mitigate benefit cuts? (6)
  • if it should make cuts elsewhere instead, which departments should be cut? (6)
  • which level of government impacts most directly on your life? (6)
  • how likely is it that Labour will win the 2020 election? (7)
  • is the current regulation of the press adequate?

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POLL 10 (January 2016)

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Topics covered:

  • views on various types of energy sources (1)

 

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