The impact of social media on young people’s attitudes towards independence

Dr Mark Shephard, Dr Stephen Tagg and Dr Stephen Quinlan, University of Strathclyde, and Dr Jan Eichhorn and Professor Lindsay Paterson, University of Edinburgh This project built on existing ESRC–funded research (the Future of the UK and Scotland cross-investment AQMeN social media project) on the impact of social media on attitudes towards independence. This project had two specific objectives: 1)

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Measuring public attitudes towards Scotland’s constitutional future

AQMeN and ScotCen Social Research were awarded a grant by the ESRC to conduct a survey of Scottish attitudes to independence and devolution. The survey was a module of questions in the annual Scottish Social Attitudes Survey in 2013 and 2014. Results provided objective evidence to inform the debate leading up to the independence referendum in autumn 2014. Maximising the

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