Scottish Independence poll: Galway Politics students say yes

Should Scotland be an independent country?

Should Scotland be an independent country?

Should Scotland be an independent country? (excluding don't knows)

Should Scotland be an independent country? (excluding don’t knows)

First year students of Politics and Sociology in Galway, 632 of them, were polled in their lectures this week on Scottish independence. The results showed overwhelming support for the ‘yes’ side (charts on the right). The high levels of yes support seem to me a good proxy for the persistence of ‘banal’ or everyday Irish nationalism (as Billig would have it). I have a feeling the yes vote would have been a little lower on the east coast of Ireland. Reasons given by students for ‘yes’ fell into three broad categories: cultural/economic/ self-determination. The reasons for ‘no’, by contrast, were economic/economic/economic (pretty much).

YES: 373 / NO: 81 / DON’T KNOW: 178  (Polled on September 15/16, 2014)

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About niallodoc

Senior Lecturer in the School of Political Science and Sociology at the National University of Ireland Galway
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