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The Future of Public Services in Scotland

  1. 1. The Future of Public Services in ScotlandMark Diffley, Ipsos MORI ScotlandSeptember 2011Contacts:Mark.Diffley@ipsos.com0131 240 3269
  2. 2. Government policy Q. Do you agree or disagree with the following statements? In the long term the UK governments policies will improve the state of Scotlands public services Scotland U.K. 34% Agree Disagree 45% 45% AgreeDisagree 58% 8% 10% Neither/nor or DK Neither/nor or DK Base: All Scottish adults 18+, 25-29 August 2011, All adults in England and Wales 18+, July 2010
  3. 3. Government policy Q In the long term the UK governments policies will improve the state of Scotlands public services Q. In the long term the Scottish governments policies will improve the state of Scotlands public services Scottish Gov’t U.K. Gov’t Disagree 31% 34% Agree Disagree 59% Agree 58% 10%Neither/nor 8% or DK Neither/nor or DK Base: All Scottish adults 18+, 25-29 August 2011
  4. 4. Spending cuts Q. To what extent do you agree or disagree with the following statements? There is a need to cut spending on public services in order to pay of the very high national debt we have Scotland U.K. Disagree 39%Disagree 46% 44% Agree 54% Agree 7% 10% Neither/nor Neither/nor or DK or DK Base: All Scottish adults 18+, 25-29 August 2011, All adults in England and Wales 18+, July 2010
  5. 5. Spending cuts Q. To what extent do you agree or disagree with the following statements? I am personally happy to accept less from public services than I currently get in order to pay off the very high national debt we now have Scotland U.K. AgreeDisagree 39% 42% Disagree 46% 47% Agree 19% 7% Neither/nor Neither/nor or DK or DK Base: All Scottish adults 18+, 25-29 August 2011, All adults in England and Wales 18+, July 2010
  6. 6. Public services Q. To what extent do you agree or disagree with the following statements? People should have more control over how public services are provided locally Scotland U.K. Disagree Disagree 10% Neither/nor 8%Neither/nor or DK or DK 7% 9% 81% 85% Agree Agree Base: All Scottish adults 18+, 25-29 August 2011, All adults in England and Wales 18+, July 2010
  7. 7. Public services Q. To what extent do you agree or disagree with the following statements? People in Scotland should get more involved in helping improve public services and local areas Scotland U.K. Disagree Disagree 11% Neither/nor 10%Neither/nor or DK or DK 4% 8% 81% 86% Agree Agree Base: All Scottish adults 18+, 25-29 August 2011, All adults in England and Wales 18+, July 2010
  8. 8. Public services Q. To what extent do you agree or disagree with the following statements? I should get more involved in helping improve public services and local areas Scotland U.K. Disagree Disagree 23% 22% 50% Agree Neither/nor 10% or DK 68% 27% AgreeNeither/nor or DK Base: All Scottish adults 18+, 25-29 August 2011, All adults in England and Wales 18+, July 2010
  9. 9. Which sector knows what public service users need? Q. Some charities and private companies receive funding from government to provide certain public services, such as healthcare and care for the elderly. Other public services are provided by public authorities such as the NHS or local councils. Of these three types of service provider, which one do you think would be best at: Understanding what service users need Scotland U.K. Don’t know Don’t know 6% 17% Charities 29% Charities 37% 54% Public 30%Public 11%authorities authorities Private companies 16% Private Base: All Scottish adults 18+, 25-29 August 2011, All adults in England and Wales 18+, November 20-26 2009 companies
  10. 10. Which sector would provide most caring and compassionate service? Q. Some charities and private companies receive funding from government to provide certain public services, such as healthcare and care for the elderly. Other public services are provided by public authorities such as the NHS or local councils. Of these three types of service provider, which one do you think would be best at: Providing a caring and compassionate service Scotland U.K. Don’t know Don’t know 6% 17% Charities 44% 43% Public 18% 53% Charities authoritiesPublicauthorities 11% 7% Private companies Private companies Base: All Scottish adults 18+, 25-29 August 2011, All adults in England and Wales 18+, November 20-26 2009
  11. 11. Which sector would provide best quality service? Q. Some charities and private companies receive funding from government to provide certain public services, such as healthcare and care for the elderly. Other public services are provided by public authorities such as the NHS or local councils. Of these three types of service provider, which one do you think would be best at: Providing the best quality of service for the money Scotland U.K. Don’t know 7% Don’t know Charities Charities 26% 20% 29%Public 50% Public 25% 17%authorities authorities Private 27% Private companies companies Base: All Scottish adults 18+, 25-29 August 2011, All adults in England and Wales 18+, November 20-26 2009
  12. 12. Which sector would provide most professional and reliable service? Q. Some charities and private companies receive funding from government to provide certain public services, such as healthcare and care for the elderly. Other public services are provided by public authorities such as the NHS or local councils. Of these three types of service provider, which one do you think would be best at: Providing a professional and reliable service Scotland U.K. Don’t know Charities 6% Don’t know Charities 17% 21% 19% Private 19% companies Public 58% 30% 29% Public authorities authorities Private companies Base: All Scottish adults 18+, 25-29 August 2011, All adults in England and Wales 18+, November 20-26 2009
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