Position on left-right scale (derived from other variables – see notes)

Fieldwork dates: 18 June 2000 - 18 March 2020
Data from: Scotland
Results from: 16 polls

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Results for: Position on left-right scale (derived from other variables – see notes)
Fieldwork end date
Pollster
18 March 2020
Poll by ScotCen (Scottish Social Attitudes)
28 February 2018
Poll by ScotCen (Scottish Social Attitudes)
23 December 2016
Poll by ScotCen (Scottish Social Attitudes)
31 January 2016
Poll by ScotCen (Scottish Social Attitudes)
31 August 2014
Poll by ScotCen (Scottish Social Attitudes)
30 November 2012
Poll by ScotCen (Scottish Social Attitudes)
1 October 2011
Poll by ScotCen (Scottish Social Attitudes)
4 October 2010
Poll by ScotCen (Scottish Social Attitudes)
1 September 2009
Poll by ScotCen (Scottish Social Attitudes)
1 November 2007
Poll by ScotCen (Scottish Social Attitudes)
21 January 2007
Poll by ScotCen (Scottish Social Attitudes)
19 December 2005
Poll by ScotCen (Scottish Social Attitudes)
17 December 2004
Poll by ScotCen (Scottish Social Attitudes)
1 October 2002
Poll by ScotCen (Scottish Social Attitudes)
1 November 2001
Poll by ScotCen (Scottish Social Attitudes)
4 November 2000
Poll by ScotCen (Scottish Social Attitudes)
1 Left21%24%23%21%27%22%35%21%15%17%15%14%18%21%14%24%
224%19%26%25%22%23%22%20%20%20%20%18%21%22%17%25%
320%21%11%18%11%18%18%20%19%21%20%22%21%23%25%21%
415%21%21%21%25%17%13%20%21%19%19%21%19%17%30%15%
5 Right20%16%18%15%15%19%13%19%24%22%25%25%20%17%14%15%
Don't know0%0%0%0%0%0%0%0%0%0%0%0%0%0%0%0%
Refused0%0%0%0%0%0%0%0%0%0%0%0%0%0%0%0%

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Summary position on left-right scale - derived from responses to 5 questions that ask respondents how much they agree or disagree that (a) Government should redistribute income from the better-off to those who are less well-off (b) Big business benefits owners at the expense of workers (c) Ordinary working people do not get their fair share of the nation's wealth (d) There is one law for the rich and one for the poor and (e) Management will always try to get the better of employees if it gets the chance. Responses to these questions are combined to give an overall position on a left-right scale. Scores have then been divided into quintiles based on responses.

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