2. Measured by the Scottish Index of Multiple Deprivation ( SIMD). SIMD 2012 measures the level of deprivation across Scotland - from the least deprived to the most deprived areas. It is based on 38 indicators in seven domains of: income, employment, health, education skills and training, housing, geographic access and crime. The SIMD variable is divided into quintiles with the 1 st quintile being the most deprived areas and the 5 th quintile being the least deprived areas. See also Scottish Social Attitudes 2015: Technical Report for full details. Available at: http://www.gov.scot/Resource/0049/00497080.pdf
3. The difference between homeowners and private and social renters were only marginally significant (p=0.53).
4. 'In the last few years, have you ever done any of the things on this card as a way of registering what you personally thought about an issue?'
5. Level of education and area deprivation are related - people with no formal qualifications are more likely to live in the most deprived quintile and people who are educated to degree-level are more likely to live in the least deprived quintile.
6. 'Which, if any, of these did you do in connection with the Scottish independence referendum campaign that took place last September?'
7. 'Here is a list of things people might do to help improve their local area. In the last few years, have you ever given up some of your time to do any of the things listed on this card?'
8. Either 'strongly disagreed' or 'disagreed'.
9. The regression model looked at whether the following variables were associated with 'strongly agreeing' or 'agreeing' that 'people in this area are able to find ways to improve things if they want to': age, gender, income, education, employment status, tenure (owner-occupier, private renter, or social renter), whether or not the respondent has a disability, whether or not there are school-aged children in the household, Urban-rural , SIMD, social trust. See Table A20 in Annex A for further details.
10. 'How often, if at all, do you use the internet to find out about, or make contact with, community groups or organisations that are based in your local area?'
11. Marginally significant (p=0.69)
12. Marginally significant (p=0.75)
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