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Scottish Social Attitudes Survey, 2003

Title details

SN: 5076
Title: Scottish Social Attitudes Survey, 2003
Alternative title: SSA
Persistent identifier: 10.5255/UKDA-SN-5076-1
Series: Scottish Social Attitudes Survey [Scottish Social Attitudes Survey, 1999-]
Depositor: Scottish Centre for Social Research
Principal investigator(s): Scottish Centre for Social Research
Sponsor(s): Scottish Government
Economic and Social Research Council
Nuffield Foundation
Grant number: L215252033
Other acknowledgements: P ; 2284
John Curtice, University of Strathclyde;
William Miller, University of Glasgow;
Ben Seyd, University College London;
Social Statistics Laboratory at University of Strathclyde for writing the SPSS setup file.

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Scottish Centre for Social Research. (2005). Scottish Social Attitudes Survey, 2003. [data collection]. UK Data Service. SN: 5076, http://doi.org/10.5255/UKDA-SN-5076-1

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Subject Categories

Political behaviour and attitudes - Politics
Social attitudes and behaviour - Society and culture

Abstract

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The Scottish Social Attitudes (SSA) survey was launched by ScotCen Social Research (formerly the Scottish Centre for Social Research) in 1999, following the advent of devolution. Based on annual rounds of interviews of between 1,200 to 1,500 people drawn using probability sampling (based on a stratified, clustered sample), it aims to facilitate the study of public opinion and inform the development of public policy in Scotland, similar to the British Social Attitudes (BSA) series (held at the Archive under GN 33168). The SSA survey has been conducted annually each year since 1999, with the exception of 2008. The survey has a modular structure. In any one year it typically contains three to five modules, each containing 40 questions. Funding for its first two years came from the Economic and Social Research Council, while from 2001 onwards different bodies have funded individual modules each year. These bodies have included the Economic and Social Research Council, the Scottish Government and various charitable and grant awarding bodies, such as the Nuffield Foundation and Leverhulme Trust.

Further information on the SSA and links to publications may be found on the ScotCen Social Research Scottish Social Attitudes webpages.

The 2003 survey was the fifth wave in the series. It was designed in close conjunction with the 2003 BSA survey, though it had a number of distinct Scottish modules. For the second time in the series the sample included a boost of addresses in remote and rural parts of Scotland.

Some of the questions from the 2003 survey, on Muslim people living in Scotland, also formed part of a further mixed methods study, the Scottish Minorities Survey, 2003-2004, which is held at the UKDA under SN 5344. As the data are not reproduced in the other study, users of 5344 are advised to order the 2003 SSA and the 2003 BSA (held under SN 5235).
Main Topics:
The dataset includes responses to the main interview questionnaire, responses to the self-completion questionnaire and geographic information. The questionnaires covered access to local services, election issues, devolution, English people and Muslim people living in Scotland as well as a comprehensive classification section.

Standard Measures
The questionnaires contain two scales developed by researchers involved in the British Social Attitudes Surveys and British Election Study (BES) series (held at the UK Data Archive under GN: 33066). These are 'libertarian/authoritarian' and 'left/right'. For further details, see the published technical report.

Coverage, universe, methodology

Dates of fieldwork: May 2003 - September 2003
Country: Scotland
Spatial units: Local Authority Districts
Postcode (District)
Standard Statistical Regions
Wards (Electoral)
Westminster Parliamentary Constituencies
Observation units: Individuals
Kind of data: Numeric data
Individual (micro) level
Universe: National
Scottish Adults
Persons aged 18 years and over resident in Scotland, including north of the Great Glen.
Time dimensions: Repeated cross-sectional study
Data are collected annually.
Sampling procedures: Multi-stage stratified random sample
Number of units: (A) 3,007 (target) (2,649 of these were in scope); (B) 1,508 (obtained)
Method of data collection: Face-to-face interview; Self-completion
Weighting: WtFactor (whole sample); WtRural (to analyse rural addresses); WtRemote (to analyse remote addresses); WtUrban (to analyse urban addresses)

Thesaurus search on keywords

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ACCESS TO FACILITIESACCESS TO HEALTH SERVICESAGE
AMBULANCE SERVICESATTITUDESBANKS
BRITISH POLITICAL PARTIESBUSESBUSINESSES
CARSCENSORSHIPCENTRAL GOVERNMENT
CHILD CARECHILDRENCHRONIC ILLNESS
COMMUTINGCONSTITUTIONAL CHANGECOSTS
CRIME AND SECURITYCULTURAL PLURALISMCYCLING
DEATH PENALTYDECENTRALIZED GOVERNMENTDEMOCRACY
DISABILITIESDISABILITY DISCRIMINATIONDISABLED PERSONS
DISCRIMINATIONDRIVINGDRUG ABUSE
ECONOMIC ACTIVITYECONOMIC CONDITIONSECONOMIC VALUE
EDUCATIONEDUCATIONAL BACKGROUNDELDERLY
ELECTIONSELECTORAL SYSTEMSEMPLOYERS
EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIESEMPLOYMENTENGLAND
EQUAL OPPORTUNITYETHNIC GROUPSEUROPEAN UNION
EXPOSURE TO NOISEFAMILY ROLESFINANCIAL RESOURCES
GENDERGENERAL PRACTITIONERSHEALTH PRIORITIES
HEALTH PROFESSIONALSHEALTH SERVICESHEALTH
HOME OWNERSHIPHOMOSEXUALITYHOSPITAL OUTPATIENT SERVICES
HOURS OF WORKHOUSEHOLD INCOMEHOUSEHOLDS
HOUSING TENUREHOUSINGINCOME DISTRIBUTION
INDUSTRIESINTERNET ACCESSINTERNET USE
INTERNETISLAMLANDLORDS
LANGUAGESLAW ENFORCEMENTLAWFUL OPPOSITION
LOCAL GOVERNMENT SERVICESMAIL ORDER SERVICESMARITAL STATUS
MEMBERS OF PARLIAMENTMENMENTAL HEALTH
MIXED MARRIAGESMORAL VALUESNATIONAL IDENTITY
NEIGHBOURHOODSNEIGHBOURSNEWSPAPER READERSHIP
NEWSPAPERSONLINE SHOPPINGPARTY IDENTIFICATION
PERSONAL IDENTITYPOLITICAL ALLEGIANCEPOLITICAL ATTITUDES
POLITICAL INFLUENCEPOLITICAL INTERESTPOLITICAL PARTICIPATION
POLITICAL SYSTEMSPREJUDICEPRIMARY SCHOOL TEACHERS
PRIVATE SECTORPUBLIC ENTERPRISESPUBLIC TRANSPORT
QUALIFICATIONSRACIAL DISCRIMINATIONRAILWAY TRAVEL
RELIGIOUS AFFILIATIONRELIGIOUS ATTENDANCERELIGIOUS DISCRIMINATION
RENTED ACCOMMODATIONRESIDENTIAL MOBILITYRIGHT TO INFORMATION
ROAD TRAFFICRURAL AREASSCOTLAND
SCOTLANDSCOTTISH NATIONAL PARTYSCOTTISH PARLIAMENT
SELF-EMPLOYEDSEX DISCRIMINATIONSHOPPING
SINGLE EUROPEAN CURRENCYSOCIAL ATTITUDESSOCIAL CLASS
SOCIAL HOUSINGSOCIAL INTEGRATIONSOCIAL SECURITY BENEFITS
SOCIAL SUPPORTSOCIO-ECONOMIC STATUSSPOUSE'S ECONOMIC ACTIVITY
SPOUSE'S EMPLOYMENTSTANDARD OF LIVINGSTATE RESPONSIBILITY
SUPERVISORY STATUSTAXATIONTRAINING
TRANSPORTTRAVELTRUST
UNITED KINGDOMUPPER HOUSEURBAN AREAS
VOTING BEHAVIOURVOTINGWALKING
WOMENWOMEN'S EMPLOYMENT

Administrative and access information

Date of release:
First edition: 28 January 2005
Copyright: Copyright National Centre for Social Research
Access conditions: The depositor has specified that registration is required and standard conditions of use apply. The depositor may be informed about usage. See terms and conditions of access for further information.
Availability: UK Data Service
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Documentation

Title File Name Size (KB)
User Guide 5076userguide.pdf 2616
Study information and citation UKDA_Study_5076_Information.htm 6
READ File read5076.txt 7

Publications

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By principal investigator(s):
More information about publications based on SSA may be found on the ScotCen Social Research Scottish Social Attitudes web page.

Curtice, J., et al. (2000) Wise after the event? Voter attitudes to PR following the 1999 Scottish and Welsh elections, London: University College London, Constitution Unit.

Paterson, L., et al. (2001) New Scotland, new politics?, Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press.

Bromley, C. and Curtice, J. (2002), How does the community care? Public attitudes to community care in Scotland, Edinburgh: Stationery Office.

Bromley, C. and Curtice, J. (2003) 'The lost voters of Scotland, devolution disillusioned or Westminster weary?', British Elections and Parties Review, vol. 13, London: Frank Cass.

Bromley, C., et al. (eds.) (2003) Devolution - Scottish answers to Scottish questions?, Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press.

Bromley, C. and Curtice, J. (2003) Attitudes to discrimination in Scotland, Edinburgh: Stationery Office.

Bromley, C., et al. (2003) Scottish Social Attitudes Survey 2001: technical report, London: National Centre for Social Research.

Bromley, C., et al. (2003) Scottish Social Attitudes Survey 2002: technical report, London: National Centre for Social Research.

Bromley, C., et al. (eds.) (2005) Has devolution delivered?, Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press.

Bromley, C. (2005) 'Devolution and electoral politics in Scotland', in C. Jeffery and D. Hugh (eds.) Devolution in comparative context, Manchester: Manchester University Press.

Curtice, J. (2005), The diversity of devolution, Manchester: Manchester University Press.

Wasoff, F. and Martin, C. (2005) Scottish Social Attitudes Survey 2004 family module report, Edinburgh: Scottish Executive Social Research.

Anderson, S., Bromley, C. and Given, L. (2005) Public attitudes towards young people and youth crime in Scotland: findings from the 2004 Scottish Social Attitudes Survey, Edinburgh: Scottish Executive Education Department.

Bromley, C. and Ormston, R. (2005) Part of the Scottish way of life? Attitudes towards drinking and smoking in Scotland: findings from the 2004 Scottish Social Attitudes Survey, Edinburgh: Scottish Executive Social Research Substance Misuse Research.

Bromley, C. and Given, L. (2005) Public perceptions of Scotland after devolution: findings from the 2004 Scottish Social Attitudes Survey, Edinburgh: Scottish Executive Social Research.

Curtice, J., et al. (2005) Public attitudes and environmental justice in Scotland, Edinburgh: Scottish Executive Social Research.

Cleghorn, N., Ormston, R. and Sharp, C. (2007) Scottish Social Attitudes Survey 2006 core module: technical report, Edinburgh: Scottish Government Social Research.

Ormston, R. and Sharp, C. (2007) Scottish Social Attitudes Survey 2006 core module: research findings, Edinburgh: Scottish Government Social Research.

Ormston, R. and Sharp, C. (2007) Scottish Social Attitudes Survey 2006 core module: report 1 - attitudes towards public services in Scotland, Edinburgh: Scottish Government Social Research.

Ormston, R. and Sharp, C. (2007) Scottish Social Attitudes Survey 2006 core module: report 2 - perceptions of government in Scotland, Edinburgh: Scottish Government Social Research.

Cleghorn, N., Ormston, R. and Sharp, C. (2007) Scottish Social Attitudes Survey 2006: public attitudes to homelessness – research findings , Edinburgh: Scottish Government Social Research.

Cleghorn, N., Ormston, R. and Sharp, C. (2007) Scottish Social Attitudes Survey 2006: public attitudes to homelessness, Edinburgh: Scottish Government Social Research.

Bromley, C., Curtice, J. and Given, L. (2007) Attitudes to discrimination in Scotland, 2006, Edinburgh: Scottish Government Social Research.

Anderson, S. and Dobbie, F. (2008) Attitudes towards youth crime and willingness to intervene: findings from the 2006 Scottish Social Attitudes Survey, Edinburgh: Scottish Government Social Research.

Ormston, R. (2008) Scottish Social Attitudes Survey 2007 core module report 1: attitudes to government in Scotland, Edinburgh: Scottish Government Social Research.

Ormston, R. and Webster, C. (2008) Scottish Social Attitudes Survey 2007: something to be ashamed of or part of our way of life? Attitudes towards alcohol in Scotland, Edinburgh: Scottish Government Social Research.

Given, L. and Webster, C. (2008) Scottish Social Attitudes Survey 2007 core module report 2: subjective perceptions of well-being in Scotland, Edinburgh: Scottish Government Social Research.

Ormston, R., Bromley, C., Curtice, J., Reid, S. and Sharp, C. (Scottish Centre for Social Research (ScotCen)) (2010) Development of survey questions on attitudes to violence and escape facilities, Final Report, NHS Health Scotland 2010. Retrieved January 19, 2011 from
http://www.healthscotland.com/documents/4277.aspx.

Ormston, R. (Scottish Centre for Social Research (ScotCen)) (2010) Scottish Social Attitudes Survey 2009 core module: attitudes to government, the economy and public services in Scotland, Scottish Government Social Research. Retrieved January 19, 2011 from http://www.scotland.gov.uk/Publications/2010/03/15102525/0.

Ormston, R., Bradshaw, P. and Anderson, S. (Scottish Centre for Social Research (ScotCen)) (2010) Scottish Social Attitudes Survey 2009: public attitudes to drugs and drug use in Scotland, Scottish Government Social Research. Retrieved January 19, 2011 from http://www.scotland.gov.uk/Publications/2010/05/19111419/0.

Ormston, R. and Anderson, S. (Scottish Centre for Social Research (ScotCen)) (2010) Scottish Social Attitudes Survey 2009: local issues, national concerns: public attitudes to antisocial behaviour in Scotland, Scottish Government Social Research. Retrieved January 19, 2011 from http://www.scotland.gov.uk/Publications/2010/03/17133110/0.

Reid, S. and Curtice, J. (Scottish Centre for Social Research (ScotCen)) (2010)Scottish Social Attitudes Survey 2009: sustainable places and greenspace, Scottish Government Social Research. Retrieved January 19, 2011 from http://www.scotland.gov.uk/Publications/2010/07/02134238/0

Ormston, R. and Reid, S. (2012) Scottish Social Attitudes Survey 2011 core module: attitudes to government, the economy and public services in Scotland, Edinburgh: Scottish Government.

Curtice, J. and Ormston, R. (2012) 'Scottish independence: The state of the Union: public opinion and the Scottish question', in British Social Attitudes: the 29th report, London: Sage.

Ormston, R. (2013) Why don’t more women support independence?: findings from the 2012 Scottish Social Attitudes Survey, Edinburgh: ScotCen Social Research.

Curtice, J. (2013) Who supports and opposes independence, and why?, Edinburgh: ScotCen Social Research.

Ormston, R. and Curtice, J. (2013) The option not on the table: attitudes to more devolution, Edinburgh: ScotCen Social Research.

Curtice, J. (2014) So where does Scotland stand on more devolution? Edinburgh: ScotCen Social Research.

Curtice, J. (2014) Is it really all just about economics? Issues of nationhood and welfare, Edinburgh: ScotCen Social Research.

Curtice, J. (2014) The score at half time: Trends in support for independence, Edinburgh: ScotCen Social Research.

Eichhorn, J. (2014) Who will turn up and who will stay at home? Examining turnout expectations for different groups of people, Edinburgh: ScotCen Social Research.

Eichhorn, J. (2014) The Undecideds: Don’t care or deeply conflicted? Edinburgh: ScotCen Social Research.

Resulting from secondary analysis:
The Institute of Alcohol Studies (IAS) has produced a 'Data Dictionary' covering summary information on UK-based survey series (including SSA) that include any data on alcohol use. Further information and links to the dictionary documents may be found on the IAS Data Dictionary - Table of Contents web page.

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