Date lodged: 20 July 2018
To ask the Scottish Government, further to the answer to the question S5W-17541 by Derek Mackay on 17 July 2018, what the date of publication is of the YouGov opinion poll referred to; what its sample is, expressed as a percentage of the Scottish electorate, and whether it will provide details of any other research it has undertaken in relation to public opinion on this matter.
Answered by: Derek Mackay 3 August 2018
Fieldwork was conducted between 12 and 16 January 2018 by YouGov commissioned by The Times. The results were published on 18 January 2018. The poll findings confirmed that a clear majority of the sample of 1002 adults interviewed supported the Scottish Government’s progressive income tax reforms. The findings are a vindication of the Scottish Government’s fairer and more progressive approach to income tax.