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Scottish Social Attitudes Survey 2015: Attitudes to Social Networks, Civic Participation and Co-production

Published: 29 Aug 2016
Part of:
Research
ISBN:
9781786523884

Report of the findings from the 2015 Scottish Social Attitudes Survey.

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Contents
Scottish Social Attitudes Survey 2015: Attitudes to Social Networks, Civic Participation and Co-production
Annex A - detailed tables

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Annex A - detailed tables

Notes on tables

  • '*' indicates less than 0.5 percent but greater than zero
  • '-' indicates no respondents gave this answer
  • All figures are rounded to the nearest whole number

Table A1: To what extent do you feel like you belong to your local area? (2015)


%
A great deal 31
Quite a lot 37
Some 18
Not very much 11
None at all 2
(Don't know) *
(Refused) -
Sample size 1288

Table A2: Would you say that most people can be trusted, or that you can't be too careful in dealing with people? (2000 - 2015)


2000 2004 2006 2009 2013 2015

% % % % % %
Most people can be trusted 46 54 51 51 52 50
Can't be too careful in dealing with people 53 45 44 46 46 48
(Don't know) 1 1 5 3 3 2
(Refused) - - * - * -
Sample Size 1663 1637 1594 1482 1497 1228

Table A3: % who feel they belong to their local area 'a great deal' or 'quite a lot' by gender, tenure, children in household, social trust (2015)


% agreeing that 'they belong to their local area ' a great deal' or 'quite a lot' Weighted bases Unweighted bases
ALL 68 1288 1288
Gender


Male 65 617 582
Female 71 671 706
Tenure


Owner 70 826 827
Social renter 67 310 308
Private renter 53 140 137
Children in the household


No children in the household 72 902 956
Children in the household (0-17 years old) 59 376 326
Social trust


Most people can be trusted 73 646 660
You can't be too careful when dealing with people 62 620 604

Note: only factors where the difference is significant at the 95 level are shown in the table above

Table A4: % who agree/disagree with the statement 'I feel that there are people in this area I could turn to for advice and support.' (2006-2015)


2006 2009 2013 2015

% % % %
Agree strongly 39 23 24 29
Agree 45 48 49 47
Neither agree nor disagree 3 11 12 11
Disagree 11 15 12 9
Disagree strongly 3 2 2 3
(Don't know) - * * *
(Refused) - - * -
Sample Size 1594 1482 1497 1288

Table A5: % who agree/disagree with the statement 'I feel that there are people in this area I could turn to for advice and support' by sex, tenure, urban/rural classification, social trust (2015)


Agree/Agree strongly Disagree/Disagree strongly Weighted bases Unweighted bases

% %

ALL 77 23 1288 1288
Sex



Male 74 26 617 582
Female 79 21 671 706
Tenure



Owner 79 21 826 827
Social renter 72 27 310 308
Private renter 70 30 140 137
Rent-free, squatting etc. 100 0 9 12
Urban / Rural Classification



Large urban areas 72 28 517 344
Other urban areas 76 23 410 353
Accessible small towns 82 18 114 143
Remote / Very remote small towns 88 12 51 98
Accessible rural 81 18 125 188
Remote rural /Very remote rural 89 11 72 162
Social trust



Most people can be trusted 84 15 646 660
You can't be too careful in dealing with people 69 31 620 604

Table A6: How often, if at all, do you meet socially with friends, relatives, neighbours or work colleagues? By age, main economic activity, tenure, urban/rural classification, social trust (2015)


Every day or most days A few times a week Once a week/ a few times a month Once a month/ few times a year/ very rarely/ never Weighted bases Unweighted bases

% % % %

ALL 27 33 29 11 1288 1288
Age





18-29 49 33 15 3 239 143
30-39 19 41 32 8 227 193
40-64 23 26 36 16 533 582
65+ 22 40 25 13 288 368
Main economic activity





Education/training 61 18 16 5 59 36
In work/wait take up work 25 31 34 10 707 660
Unemployed 34 37 20 10 81 69
Retired 21 40 25 14 303 385
Other 32 29 23 16 137 137
Tenure





Owner 24 33 31 12 826 827
Social renter 35 31 21 13 310 308
Private renter 24 37 32 7 140 137
Rent-free, squatting etc. 48 25 14 12 9 12
Urban / Rural Classification





Large urban areas 26 35 27 13 517 344
Other urban areas 32 31 28 9 410 353
Accessible small towns 25 36 32 8 114 143
Remote / Very remote small towns 18 33 33 15 51 98
Accessible rural 22 30 31 17 125 188
Remote rural /Very remote rural 23 26 39 12 72 162
Social trust





Most people can be trusted 26 36 29 8 646 660
You can't be too careful in dealing with people 27 30 28 15 620 604

Table A7: 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? (2004- 2015)


2004 Ever done 2005 Ever done 2009 Done in last few years 2013 Done in last few years 2015 Done in last few years

% % % % %
No, have not done any of these 26 26 45 39 31
Contacted an MP or MSP 24 26 17 16 18
Contacted a government department directly 11 12 5 7 8
Contacted my local Council NA NA 23 26 27
Responded to a consultation document 13 12 7 10 11
Attended a public meeting 31 29 14 15 18
Contacted radio, TV or a newspaper 9 10 5 7 7
Signed a petition (including online petitions) 59 56 28 38 43
Raised the issue in an organisation I already belong to 8 8 5 7 8
Gone on a protest or demonstration 13 12 4 6 9
Attended an event organised as part of a consultation exercise 10 10 6 8 10
Spoken to an influential person 15 17 9 11 13
Formed a group of like-minded people 5 5 2 3 3
Joined an existing organisation 9 8 4 7 8
Actively took part in a campaign (e.g. leafleting, stuffing envelopes etc.) 9 9 3 5 7
Given money to a campaign or organisation 27 25 13 22 28
Sample size 1637 1549 1482 1497 1288

Table A8: Whether done something as a way of registering what they personally thought about an issue by education, income, SIMD, social trust (2015)


Yes No Weighted bases Unweighted bases

% %

ALL 69 31 1288 1288
Education



Degree/HE 83 17 491 487
Highers/A-levels 68 32 279 242
Standard Gd/ GCSE 59 41 274 287
None 53 47 239 265
Household income



Up to 14,300 65 35 236 278
14,300 up to 26,000 64 36 248 264
26,000 up to 44,200 74 26 285 272
Over 44,200 79 21 287 256
DK 57 43 86 79
Ref / NA 59 41 147 139
Scottish Index of Multiple Deprivation 2012 Quintiles



Most deprived 60 40 224 178
2 68 32 267 246
3 69 31 284 320
4 70 30 270 332
Least deprived 77 23 242 212
Social trust



Most people can be trusted 74 26 646 660
You can't be too careful in dealing with people 63 37 620 604
Current working status



In education 83 17 59 36
In work 73 27 707 660
Unemployed 63 37 81 69
Retired 63 37 303 385
Other 60 40 137 137

Table A9: Which, if any, of these did you do in connection with the Scottish independence referendum campaign that took place last September? (2015)


2015

%
No, have not done any of these (in relation to the referendum) 69
Contacted an MP or MSP 7
Contacted a government department directly 2
Contacted my local Council 2 3
Responded to a consultation document 4
Attended a public meeting 12
Contacted radio, TV or a newspaper 3
Signed a petition (including online petitions) 3 11
Raised the issue in an organisation I already belong to 2
Gone on a protest or demonstration 6
Attended an event organised as part of a consultation exercise 4
Spoken to an influential person 6
Formed a group of like-minded people 2
Joined an existing organisation 6
Actively took part in a campaign (e.g. leafleting, stuffing envelopes etc.) 7
Given money to a campaign or organisation 9
Don't know/ refused *
Sample size 858

Table A10: Whether active about an issue in connection with the Scottish independence referendum campaign by age and education (2015)


Yes No Weighted bases Unweighted bases

% %

ALL 31 69 887 858
Age



18-29 44 56 239 143
30-39 30 69 227 193
40-64 28 72 533 582
65+ 26 74 288 368
Education



Degree/ HE 31 68 407 393
Highers/A-levels 41 59 189 162
Standard Gd/ GCSE 27 73 162 170
None 18 82 127 129

Table A11: Whether given up some of their time to do any of the things listed by gender, education, SIMD, urban/rural classification, social trust (2015)


Yes No Weighted bases Unweighted bases

% %

ALL 46 54 1288 1288
Gender



Male 40 60 617 582
Female 51 49 671 706
Education



Degree/ HE 51 49 491 487
Highers/A-levels 52 48 279 242
Standard Gd/ GCSE 43 57 274 287
None 31 69 238 265
Scottish Index of Multiple Deprivation 2012 Quintiles



Most deprived 42 58 224 178
2 37 63 267 246
3 50 50 284 320
4 46 54 270 332
Least deprived 53 47 242 212
Urban / Rural Classification



Large urban areas 41 59 517 344
Other urban areas 48 52 410 353
Accessible small towns 48 52 114 143
Remote / Very remote small towns 36 64 51 98
Accessible rural 56 44 125 188
Remote rural /Very remote rural 54 46 72 162
Social trust



Most people can be trusted 49 51 646 660
You can't be too careful in dealing with people 42 58 620 604

Table A12: How much do you agree, or disagree, that people in this area are able to find ways to improve things around here when they want to? (2015)


2015

%
Agree strongly 10
Agree 51
Neither agree nor disagree 26
Disagree 10
Disagree strongly 1
(Don't know) 2
(Refused) -
Sample Size 1228

Table A13: % who agree that 'people in this area are able to find ways to improve things around here when they want to' by urban/rural classification, social trust (2015)


% agreeing that 'people in this area are able to find ways to improve things around here when they want to' Weighted bases Unweighted bases
ALL 61 1288 1288
Urban / Rural Classification


Large urban areas 56 517 344
Other urban areas 57 410 353
Accessible small towns 64 114 143
Remote / Very remote small towns 76 51 98
Accessible rural 73 125 188
Remote rural /Very remote rural 77 72 162
Social trust


Most people can be trusted 67 646 660
You can't be too careful in dealing with people 53 620 604

Table A14: How often do you use the internet to find out about or make contact with community groups or organisations that are based in your local area? (2015)


2015

%
Very often 9
Quite often 16
Not very often 23
Not at all often 13
Never 40
(Don't know) *
(Refused) -
Sample Size 1228

Table A15: How often do you use the internet to find out about or make contact with local community groups by gender, age, education, income, main economic activity, tenure, urban/rural classification, children in the household (2015)


Very often/ Often Not very/ Not at all often Never Weighted bases Unweighted bases

% % %

ALL 25 35 40 1288 1288
Gender




Male 20 38 42 617 582
Female 30 33 37 671 706
Age




18-29 28 35 36 227 193
30-39 32 46 22 533 582
40-64 26 37 37 288 368
65+ 14 24 62 227 193
Education




Degree/ HE 32 43 24 491 487
Highers/A-levels 28 37 34 279 242
Standard Gd/ GCSE 22 33 45 274 287
None 9 20 70 238 265
Household income




Up to 14,300 19 23 57 236 278
14,300 up to 26,000 25 33 42 248 264
26,000 up to 44,200 31 45 24 285 272
Over 44,200 30 42 28 287 256
DK 10 43 47 86 79
Ref / NA 20 23 55 147 139
Main economic activity




Education/training 40 30 24 59 36
In work/wait take up work 27 41 32 707 660
Unemployed 26 34 40 81 69
Retired 16 26 58 303 385
Other 28 28 44 137 137
Tenure




Owner 24 33 31 826 827
Social renter 35 31 21 310 308
Private renter 24 37 32 140 137
Rent-free, squatting etc. 48 25 14 9 12
Urban / Rural Classification




Large urban areas 22 34 43 517 344
Other urban areas 21 39 40 410 353
Accessible small towns 39 32 30 114 143
Remote / Very remote small towns 27 31 43 51 98
Accessible rural 30 32 38 125 188
Remote rural /Very remote rural 29 42 30 72 162
Children in the household




No children in HH 21 33 45 902 956
Children 0-17 in HH 33 41 26 376 326
Social trust




Most people can be trusted 29 42 29 646 660
You can't be too careful in dealing with people 20 30 50 620 604

Table A16: Whether people should or should not be involved in making decisions how local public services are planned and run by education, disability, social trust (2015)


Definitely should Probably should Probablyshould not Definitely should not Weighted bases Unweighted bases

% % % %

ALL 53 43 3 - 1288 1288
Education





Degree/HE 58 39 2 - 491 487
Highers/A-levels 53 45 2 - 279 242
Standard Gd/ GCSE 52 45 3 - 274 287
None 43 50 6 - 239 265
Disability or long-term illness





Yes 57 40 2 - 466 510
No 50 45 3 - 820 776
Social trust





Most people can be trusted 56 42 2 - 646 660
You can't be too careful in dealing with people 49 46 4 - 620 604

Table A17: Whether people should or should not be involved in making decisions about how money is spent on different local public services by tenure, SIMD (2015)


Definitely should Probably should Probably should not Definitely should not Weighted bases Unweighted bases

% % % %

ALL 34 48 16 2 1288 1288
Tenure





Owner 32 50 15 2 826 827
Social renter 40 41 16 1 310 308
Private renter 27 53 17 0 140 137
Scottish Index of Multiple Deprivation 2012 Quintiles





Most deprived 41 40 16 1 224 178
2 30 50 18 1 267 246
3 39 43 14 2 284 320
4 32 51 15 2 270 332
Least deprived 27 55 16 1 242 212

Table A18: Whether people should or should not be able to volunteer alongside paid staff by age, education, main economic activity, children in the household (2015)


Definitely should Probably should Probably should not Definitely should not Weighted bases Unweighted bases

% % % %

ALL 35 51 10 2 1288 1288
Age





18-29 45 44 8 1 227 193
30-39 45 51 4 0 533 582
40-64 31 52 12 3 288 368
65+ 28 56 12 3 227 193
Education





Degree/ HE 38 46 13 2 491 487
Highers/A-levels 38 54 4 2 279 242
Standard Gd/ GCSE 36 52 10 2 274 287
None 27 57 10 3 239 265
Main economic activity





Education/training 55 32 7
59 36
In work/wait take up work 37 51 9 2 707 660
Unemployed 39 51 7 2 81 69
Retired 27 55 13 2 303 385
Other 35 50 11 3 137 137
Children in the household





No children in HH 32 53 11 2 902 956
Children 0-17 in HH 42 49 7 1 376 326

Regression models

Table A19: Factors associated with feeling that you belong to your local area 'a great deal' or 'quite a lot' (2015)

Dependent variable encoding
1 = Those who think that they belong to their local
area ' a great deal'/ 'quite a lot'

0 = All other respondents
Odds ratio 95% confidence interval
Gender (p = 0.013)

Male (reference) 1.00
Female 1.47 1.08- 2.00
Tenure (p = 0.031)

Owner 1.00
Social renter 1.07 0.71-1.62
Private renter 0.55 0.34- 0.88
Children in the household (p = 0.052)

No school-aged children in the household 1.00
School-aged children in the household 1.49 0.99- 2.23
Social trust (p = 0.09)

Most people can be trusted 1.00
You can't be too careful when dealing with people 0.61 0.42-0.88

Nagelkerke R2 = 9.5%
Other factors included in model but which were not significant after other factors were accounted for were: age, education, household income, employment status, whether or not the respondent has a disability, Urban-rural, SIMD

Table A20: Factors associated with agreeing/agreeing strongly that 'People in this area are able to find ways to improve things if they want to' (2015)

Dependent variable encoding
1 = Those who 'agree'/ 'agree strongly' that 'People in this area are able to find ways to improve things if they want to'
0 = All other respondents
Odds ratio 95% confidence interval
Urban/rural (p=0.01)

Large urban areas (reference) 1.00
Other urban areas 1.07 0.70- 1.43
Accessible small towns 1.43 0.84- 2.46
Remote/very remote small towns 2.64 1.38- 5.03
Accessible rural 2.00 1.12- 3.57
Remote rural/ very remote rural 2.43 1.21- 4.88
Social trust (p = 0.00)

Most people can be trusted 1.00
You can't be too careful when dealing with people 0.51 0.39-0.67

Nagelkerke R2 = 9.3%
Other factors included in model but which were not significant after other factors were accounted for were: gender, age, education, household income, 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, SIMD


Contact

Email: Paul Sloan, socialresearch@gov.scot