Our poll commissioned by Scot Goes Pop, a pro-independence blog, finds 50% of Scottish voters think Scotland should be an independent country, while 46% think it should not. 4% answered “I don’t know”. This is our 4th nationally representative poll in Scotland that shows a plurality of support for Independence, although the margin has closed by 4% points since the last poll in January, before Nicola Sturgeon resigned.
In addition, given that there is unlikely to be a referendum any time soon, we asked if a majority vote for pro-independence parties a the next general election would give them a mandate to negotiate independence with the UK Government. 33% agreed, while 30% disagreed. 37% were either undecided or declined to answer.
About the survey
Find Out Now interviewed 2,125 adults in Scotland from 1 March 2023 – 9 March 2023, and produced a sample of 1,266 respondents which is representative of Scottish adults by age, gender, social class, region and past voting patterns.
Likely non-voters and those who declined to answer were excluded from the headline figures quoted above.
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