Cyber Security Breaches Survey 2019
Ipsos MORI and its partner, the Institute of Criminal Justice Studies at the University of Portsmouth, were commissioned by the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport to carry out the latest Cyber Security Breaches Survey, as part of the UK Government’s National Cyber Security Programme.
Our poll on Public Attitudes Towards Scotland's Constitutional Future for The Times shows that support for independence, using the Scottish Government’s preferred question wording, stands at 39%. Half of Scots voters are opposed to independence while a further one in ten are undecided. Opposition to independence is strongest among older people and those living in more affluent areas. The poll also explored attitudes towards a range of issues surrounding the constitutional debate. Devolution max Talk of ‘devolution max’ appears to be permeating into the public consciousness as two thirds of Scots say they have heard of it. A majority of Scots believe that a devolution max option should be included as a separate question on the referendum ballot, compared to just over a third who believe the referendum should be a single question on independence. Devolution max is supported by a majority of Scots (71%) and is particularly strong among those who support independence, almost nine in ten of whom support the proposal. Impact of independence The prospect of independence has a negative impact on Scots’ levels of optimism for their personal circumstances and the country as a whole. Scots were first asked whether they think a number of aspects will improve, get worse or stay the same over the next five years, and then asked whether the same aspects will improve, get worse or stay the same if Scotland became an independence country. In each case, the net score (the proportion who think the aspect will improve minus the proportion who think it will get worse) decreases considerably when the prospect of independence is introduced. Optimism regarding respondents’ personal finances saw the largest decrease, falling from a net score of +4 to a score of -14 in an independent Scotland, while optimism regarding Scotland’s standing in the world fell from a net score of +22 to +9. There were also decreases in net optimism regarding job security (-1 to -7) and economic conditions in Scotland (-5 to -11). Download the infographic here (PDF) Download the charts here (PDF) Download the data tables here (PDF) For more information, please contact Mark Diffley or Chris McLean on 0131 220 5699