On 14 June 2022 Scotland’s First Minister, Nicola Sturgeon, announced the Scottish Government’s new series of white papers, titled “Independence in the modern world. Wealthier, happier, fairer: why not… Read More »Is there a mandate for IndyRef2? Evidence from the Scottish Election Study
Guest blog post by James David Griffiths, University of Manchester, Cardiff University and Welsh Election Study Scottish independence is at something of a stalemate. The… Read More »Risk and Reward – Why do People Support or Oppose Scottish Independence?
We have released the data and questionnaires for the first two SCOOP surveys, conducted by YouGov in December 2021 and March 2022. These are cross-sections… Read More »Data Release – Scottish Opinion Monitor (Dec 2021/March 2022)
To mark one year since the 2021 Holyrood elections, the Scottish Election Study will be hosting a series of data launches, analyses and events on… Read More »9th-13th May 2022 – Scottish Election Study Bonanza Week
by Chris Carman The end of March saw the Electoral Commission’s guide to the Scottish local council elections start dropping through letter boxes across the… Read More »Fit’s the SCOOP… With Public Awareness of Scottish Local Election
By Fraser McMillan, Jac Larner and Ailsa Henderson Descriptive data tables available here As part of its ambition to provide regular data to a wider… Read More »Fit’s the SCOOP… With COVID in Scotland?
Three weeks ago, the SNP-run Scottish Government and the Scottish Greens announced that the they had reached a historic power-sharing agreement. With this deal, the… Read More »Twindependence Day – Are there Electoral Risks in the SNP-Scottish Green Deal?
We wrap up the first batch of our 2021 election posts with a deep-dive on the relative strength of support for Scottish independence versus staying… Read More »No in Pole Position – Holyrood 2021 Explained, Part Four
Last month, we published two posts on Scotland’s “Four Tribes”, the groups the country’s electorate can be divided into on the basis of public preferences… Read More »A Clan’s A Clan for A’ That? The Identities and Attitudes of Scotland’s Four Tribes