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Support for Independence in Scotland continues despite Sturgeon's departure

Chris Holbrook Find Out Now Market Research

Chris Holbrook

13th Mar, 2023 | 2 mins read

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.

You can download the tables for the Independence Referendum questions here

You can download the tables for the additional question here

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.

Find Out Now is a member of the British Polling Council and a Market Research Society Company Partner, and abide by their rules.