How many Scots know what the Scottish Parliament does?

  • 9 September, 2013
  • Politics
  • Polling

What proportion of Scots say they have a clear understanding of the powers of the Scottish Parliament? Fourteen years after Holyrood opened for business, the number is surprisingly low. In a recent poll I have found only 14% of Scots claiming to have a very good idea of what is decided in Edinburgh and what powers remain with Westminster; 44% said they had “some idea” but four in ten admitted to having “very little idea” which parliament was responsible for what.

The finding has emerged from an eight-month research project I have conducted on Scottish politics, to be published in full soon.

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