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Politics Public opinion & political behaviour

Our research programme makes use of the established expertise of the Centre for Elections and Representation for advancing cross-national and national research on public opinion and political behaviour.

Our staff are currently engaged in three major Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) funded projects:

  1. Public attitudes on Scotland's independence referendum and broader British and Scottish social attitudes
  2. The impact of social media on attitudes towards Scottish independence
  3. As part of a broader project on corruption, we're examining how this affects political participation, trust and popular support for government