See also trends on support for a referendum on the electoral system
Q I am going to read out to you a number of policies that some people would like the next government to adopt. For each one I would like you to tell me whether you support or oppose this policy.
Introduce proportional representation for elections to Parliament
|16-17 April 1979||23 May 1983|
Q Now I am going to read out a number of policies, and I would like you to tell me, from this card, whether you support or oppose each*.
Change Britain's electoral system to a system of proportional representation
|7-25 March 1991||10 April 1992*||21 April- 8 May 1995||23-24 April 1997†|
|Tend to support||27||n/a||28||n/a|
|Neither agree nor disagree||16||n/a||22||n/a|
|Tend to support||16||n/a||13||n/a|
*Q wording in 1992: "On balance, do you support or oppose changing..."
†Q wording in 1997: "On balance, do you support or oppose each of the following? Changing..."
Q To what extent would you support or oppose the introduction of proportional representation for Westminster Parliamentary elections?
|23-27 August 1991|
|Tend to support||29|
|Neither agree nor disagree||20|
|Tend to support||9|
Q I am going to read a number of statements, and I would like you to tell me, from this card, whether you agree or disagree with each one.*
"This country should adopt a new voting system that would give parties seats in Parliament in proportion to their share of votes"
|21 April - 8 May 1995||25-28 April 1997||4-5 June 2001|
|Tend to agree||38||38||35|
|Neither agree nor disagree||14||11||10|
|Tend to disagree||13||11||9|
*Question wording in 1997: "To what extent do you agree or disagree with these statements?"; in 2001 "To what extent do you agree or disagree with the statement?"
Q I am going to read a number of statements, and I would like you to tell me, from this card, whether you agree or disagree with each one.
"We should retain the current voting system as it is more likely to produce single party government"
|21 April - 8 May 1995|
|Tend to agree||33|
|Neither agree nor disagree||16|
|Tend to disagree||24|
One in three people in Scotland live in homes that do not meet the Living Home Standard
Created in 2016, The Living Home Standard represents what ‘home’ means, and what an acceptable home should provide. It has been defined by the public, for the public. This year, the study has been repeated, measuring the proportion of people living in homes that pass and fail the Living Home Standard in Scotland.
Sexual fantasies: our misperceptions about the sex lives of young people
Young people are having a lot less sex than you think – and men are particularly wrong about the sex lives of young women. People are not honest about their number of sexual partners – and American men think American women have an incredibly high number of partners.