This report presents findings from Scottish Social Attitudes (SSA) 2016 on public attitudes to inequality in Scotland. Run annually by ScotCen Social Research since 1999, the Scottish Social Attitudes survey provides a robust and reliable picture of public attitudes in Scotland. Fieldwork for SSA 2016 ran between July and December 2016 and consisted of face-to-face interviews with 1,237 adults aged 16 and over.
The report depicts that the majority of people in Scotland believe that those with greater economic resources in Scotland are able to live healthier lives. Well over half of people view large differences in people’s incomes as unfair, and a similar proportion are willing to pay higher taxes to improve the health of poorer people in Scotland.
Authors: D. Bardsley, S. Hinchliffe, I. Montagu, J. McLean, S. Reid
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