United Kingdom (UK) public opinion of a second Scottish referendum in 2016, by age

This statistic shows the difference in British opinion, by age, concerning a second referendum on Scottish independence following the result of the EU referendum in the United Kingdom (UK) in June 2016. Over 50 percent of respondents aged between 18 to 34 think that Scotland should host a second referendum, whereas over 51 percent of respondents aged 55 and over disagreed, stating that Scotland should not hold another referendum.

Nicola Sturgeon has said that a the EU Referendum result was "democratically unacceptable" due to Scotland facing the prospect of leaving the EU despite the majority of Scots voted in favor of remain. Which of the following statements is closest to your opinion?

Scotland should hold a second referendumScotland should not hold a second independence referendum Don't know
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Release date

June 2016


United Kingdom

Survey time period

June 24 to June 25, 2016

Number of respondents

1,033 respondents

Age group

18 years and older

Method of interview

Online survey

Supplementary notes

Survey prepared on behalf of the Mail on Sunday.

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