Over a third of voters now back a fully independent Scotland in a referendum which most Scots want to be held within the next two years, as revealed in our new poll for The Times and the Sun.
Mark Diffley, Research Director at Ipsos MORI said:
‘Although our poll last week revealed growing support for the SNP, a clear majority of Scots do not currently support full independence and would prefer to remain part of the UK, albeit with the Scottish Parliament given substantial new powers. There does however appear to be growing support for the referendum to be held sooner rather than later which could put some pressure on the Scottish Government to alter its preference for holding the ballot in the second half of the current term.’
- Results are based on a survey of 1,001 respondents conducted by telephone between 1st December and 4th December 2011.
- Data are weighted by age, sex and working status using census data, and tenure using SHS 2007-2008 data, and by public-private sector employment by Scottish Government Quarterly Public Sector Series data.
- An asterisk (*) indicates a percentage of less than 0.5% but greater than 0.
- Where results do not sum to 100, this may be due to multiple responses or computer rounding.
- Where the base size is less than 30 the number (N) rather than the percentage of respondents is given.