Scottish opinion on unemployment benefits level 2014

This statistic shows a distribution of respondents to a survey question designed to find out what those residing in Scotland think about the level of unemployment benefits and the effects of this level. In January 2014, the 43 percent of respondents believed that benefits are too high and therefore discourage people from finding a job.

Are benefits for the unemployed too low or too high?

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Source

Release date

August 2014

Region

United Kingdom (Scotland)

Survey time period

January 2014

Number of respondents

1,339 respondents

Age group

18 years and older

Special properties

Scottish residents

Method of interview

Face-to-face interview

Supplementary notes

* Full question: "Opinions differ about the level of benefits for unemployed people. Which of these two statements comes closest to your own view: benefits for unemployed people are too low and cause hardship, or benefits for unemployed people are too high and discourage them from finding jobs?"

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