Bromley et al. (2007) Attitudes to Discrimination in Scotland: 2006 Scottish Social Attitudes Survey


This report presents the findings from research which asked respondents in Scotland about their attitudes to discrimination. The principle aim of the report was to gauge the scale of discriminatory attitudes held and to shed light on why they exist. Drawing on data gathered from the 2006 Scottish Social Attitudes Survey, the report covers a wide range of areas including employment and marriage and relationships. It also touches on related issues of ethnicity and religion. Findings include the following: most respondents are of the opinion that every effort should be made to eradicate prejudice from Scottish society; prejudice towards both Travellers/Gypsy communities and Muslims appears to be the most prevalent. The report finds that fear over a perceived impact on culture was central to the development of such attitudes. For a more recent study on Scottish public attitudes towards migration see McCollum et al. (2014) and also Lewis (2006) who examines attitudes found within Scotland towards asylum seekers and refugees.

Bibliographic reference:

Bromley, C., Curtice, J. and Given, L. (2007) Attitudes to Discrimination in Scotland: 2006 Scottish Social Attitudes Survey. Edinburgh: Scottish Government.







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