Opinion about Scottish independence in the United Kingdom (UK), by generation

Over 5,000 Scottish adults were asked if they think Scotland should be an independent country. The answers were then split to show generational differences. The most common answer for each generation was 'no'. The most supporters of Scottish independence were found in the generation Y group, where 42 percent gave the answer 'yes'. The strongest supporters of staying a part of the United Kingdom were members of the pre-war generation.

Should Scotland be an independent country? 2013 survey

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Release date

October 2013


United Kingdom

Survey time period


Number of respondents


Age group

18 years and older

Method of interview

Face-to-face interviews, telephone interviews

Supplementary notes

* Percentages do not sum to 100 due to rounding

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