The latest BMG poll for the Herald shows that support for independence remains on a knife-edge.

The results of our latest poll reveal that 43% of Scots support independence, 45% oppose and 12% said they are unsure. With “don’t knows” excluded, some 49% back independence, while 51% support the Union – a trend unchanged since January.

Support for independence is highest among younger Scots. A closer look at the data reveals that younger Scots are much more in favour of independence compared with older people. Of those aged 16-24, 78% said ‘Yes’, Scotland should be an independent country, compared with just 30% of those aged 65 and over.

Just 13% of No-Remainers, those that reported voting No to independence in 2014 and Remain in the 2016 EU Referendum, would now back independence. However, 31% of Yes-Leavers, those that reported voting Yes in 2014 and Leave in 2016, now say they want Scotland to remain in the UK (don’t knows excluded).

An article based on these polling results, released by the Herald, can be found here.

Fieldwork dates, methodology and a full breakdown of these results can be found here.

For a more detailed breakdown of results from this poll, or any other results from our polling series, please get in touch by email or phone.


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Untitled2  Lauren Harris – Senior Research Executive

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