Majority oppose Scottish independence
16th, 2014 - In
a random sampling of public opinion taken by the Forum Poll among 1541 Canadians
18 years of age and older, one fifth (21%) claimed to come from a Scottish
background, and this especially characteristic of Boomers (55 to 64 - 25%), the
wealthier ($80K to $100K - 28%), in Atlantic Canada (31%), Ontario (26%) and
Alberta (34%), Conservatives (26%), the best educated (post grad - 27%),
Protestant Christians (34%) and those with a favourable image of Israel (27%).
Majority of Canadians in the "No" camp
than one half of Canadians (58%) do not favour Scottish independence, and this
includes more than two thirds of those who claim Scottish ancestry (68%). Other
subgroups who favour independence include the youngest (51%), the least wealthy
(53%), Quebeckers (57%), New Democrats (54%) and Francophones (61%).
"We may be the most Scottish
country on Earth after Scotland, and yet our populace appears to be less in
favour of Scottish independence than the Scots, especially Scots in the
diaspora," said Forum
Research President, Dr. Lorne Bozinoff.
Lorne Bozinoff, Ph.D. is the president and founder of Forum
Research. He can be reached at email@example.com or at (416)