National identity and party affiliation are set to play a key role in the Scottish referendum, whose result is more uncertain than opinion polls suggest

Arno Van Der Zwet, Craig McAngus

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This blog entry explores how Scottish attitudes to the two options vary according to national and party identity. They find that perceptions of national identity polarise assessments of Scotland's performance under independence more so than they do for DevoMax. Also, people's assessments of Scotland's future do not always match their actual constitutional preferences, suggesting that the referendum result is more uncertain than opinion polls may suggest.
Original languageEnglish
TypeBlog entry
Media of outputLSE European Politics and Policy Blog
Place of PublicationLondon
Publication statusPublished - 14 Dec 2013


  • Scottish independence referendum
  • British politics
  • national identity
  • party identity


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