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New Report: Understanding Scotland – Economy

We’re delighted to announce the publication of Understanding Scotland’s first survey of economic attitudes and expectations. This new, regular survey will allow us to track economic confidence and buying intentions over time, as well as helping us to understand and monitor economic attitudes and opinions.

This report finds widespread pessimism around Scotland’s economic and financial standing, as well as alarm over the cost of living, and a perception that Scotland’s economic model does not work for people or planet.

Click the icon to read the report. Follow us on Twitter or sign up here for updates on our forthcoming series of reports.

New Report: The Scottish Wellbeing Index

We are pleased to announce the publication of the first edition of the Scottish Wellbeing Index, a new regular tracker of Scotland’s wellbeing. Part of the Understanding Scotland survey, this ambitious new initiative will allow us to monitor wellbeing in Scotland, as well as to understand its facets, determinants and drivers through its bank of high-quality data.

This report gauges the levels of wellbeing and life satisfaction within the Scottish population, as well as feelings of worth, happiness and anxiety, and explores how these vary across demographic groups. We find that a majority of the Scottish population feel broadly positive about their lives, but with stark inequalities breaking along socioeconomic lines. 

Click the icon to read the inaugural Scottish Wellbeing Index report, and explore the data here. Follow us on Twitter or sign up here for updates on our forthcoming series of reports.

New Report: Understanding Scotland - Society

We're delighted to announce the publication of Understanding Scotland's inaugural report on Scottish society.

This first report lays the groundwork for understanding Scottish society as we emerge from the pandemic, and addresses the following key questions: Is Scotland on the right track? Where do we want to go as a country? And who do we trust to help us get there?

We find that poverty and inequality is the top concern for Scots, with an evident appetite for a fair recovery. We also find low levels of trust in key intitutions and in the political system, and division over Scotland’s direction of travel. Click the icon to read the report for the full details.

This is the first in a series of reports aimed at truly understanding Scotland, what it thinks, and where it’s going. Over the coming weeks, we will be publishing a number of reports tackling key questions relating to the economy and the environment in Scotland. 

Click the icon to read the Understanding Scotland report. Explore the data for yourself here, and follow us on Twitter or sign up here for updates on our forthcoming series of reports.

Coming Soon: Understanding Scotland

We're hugely excited to announce the launch of a new survey tool, capturing vital social, economic and environmental attitudes and insights.

This new quarterly survey will explore the most important aspects of decision-making and public policy in Scotland as we emerge from the pandemic.

Watch this space and follow us on Twitter and register for updates to keep abreast of forthcoming insights and publications.

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