Most Scots back Holyrood ‘to make all decisions for Scotland’

Over half of all Scots agree that 'the Scottish Parliament should make all the decisions for Scotland'. Picture: Ian Georgeson
Over half of all Scots agree that 'the Scottish Parliament should make all the decisions for Scotland'. Picture: Ian Georgeson
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Most Scots now believe that Holyrood should be responsible for all matters affecting Scotland, while support for independence is also on the rise.

Just over half (51 per cent) of all Scots agree with the statement “the Scottish Parliament should make all the decisions for Scotland”, according to the Scottish Social Attitudes survey 2015 – a ten-point increase on the figure in summer 2014, immediately before the independence referendum. It is also higher than at any time since ScotCen first asked the question in 2010.

Support for independence has also reached a 15-year high, the survey said, although at 39 per cent it is still six points lower than the Yes vote in the 2014 referendum.

ScotCen surveyed 1,288 people between July 2015 and January 2016.