Only 13 per cent of people in England think Scotland should go independent, according to poll

The results also looked at Wales and Northern Ireland’s position in relation to the UK.

By Katharine Hay
Monday, 7th September 2020, 6:21 pm

A recent poll has shown that just 13 per cent of people in England support Scotland leaving the UK.

The poll, carried out by YouGov, revealed that nearly half the population south of the border (46 per cent) think both countries should stay together, while 34 per cent voted it is up to Scotland to decide for itself.

Angus councillor Braden Davy commented on the results saying: “We are all weaker if we pull apart.”

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The poll also looked at what people living in England thought about Wales and Northern Ireland’s place in relation to the UK.

A mere six per cent voted Wales should leave the Union, while 51 per cent said the country should stay.

Yet views on Northern Ireland remained fairly equally divided with just over a quarter of the population (26 per cent) saying they should stay and a fifth (20 per cent) saying they should leave.

The study carried out by YouGov showed that 13 per cent of people living in England think Scotland should leave the UK

The percentage is taken from 1,530 adults who took part in the survey.

A referendum took place on Thursday 18 September 2014 on Scottish independence from the United Kingdom.

The referendum question was, "should Scotland be an independent country?", which voters answered with "Yes" or "No".

The "No" side won with 2,001,926 voting against independence (55 per cent) and 1,617,989 (45 per cent) voting in favour.

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