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In a properly randomised sample of 1 500 Scots, NatCen, found:
Attitudes to Government and the Scottish Parliament:
- Two-thirds (66%) of people in Scotland trust the Scottish Government to work in Scotland’s best interests, compared with 22% who trust the UK Government to do so.
- Three-quarters (75%) of people in Scotland thought the Scottish Government ought to have the most influence over the way Scotland is run, compared with 14% who thought the UK Government should.
Views on level of tax and government priorities:
- The majority of people in Scotland (64%) thought the level of taxation and spending on health, education and social benefits should be increased, 32% thought the level of taxation and spending should stay the same and 3% thought it should decrease.
- Most people (68%) agreed that income should be redistributed from the better-off to those who are less well-off, while 16% disagreed.