Young Scots decide - Results from research study on attitudes of 14-17 year olds on the Scottish independence referendum


The first representative survey of 14-17 year olds in Scotland regarding the 2014 independence referendum asked a sample of young people about:

  • their views on Scottish independence and devolution
  • their feelings of Scottish, British and European identities
  • their political interest and engagement
  • their socio-demographic characteristics.

The survey results provide a detailed understanding of what factors influence young people’s attitudes towards Scottish independence.  View the questionnaire >

The research was carried out by Dr Jan Eichhorn (AQMeN), Dr Michael Rosie and Professor John MacInnes (Department of Sociology, Edinburgh University), and Professor Lindsay Paterson (Department of Social Policy, Edinburgh University) as part of the Future of the UK and Scotland initiative.

2014 results

Read the summary of the 2014 research findings >
These findings were presented in June 2014. Find out more about the event or view the presentation >

2013 results

Read the summary of the 2013 findings research findings >
These findings were presented in June 2013. Find out more about the event >

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