100 days of campaigning left until Scotland referendum

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One-fifth of English voters 'back Scottish independence'

A little over one-fifth of English voters think Scotland should become an independent nation, a survey has found.

According to the NatCen Social Research social attitudes survey:

  • Some 21% believe Scotland should go its own way, the latest British social attitudes survey found.
  • This was a 5% fall from the 26% who supported independence back in 2011.
  • Almost half of people in the UK want Scotland to remain in the union, while a further 18% think it should stay and ditch its Parliament in Holyrood.

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