Given the relentless media focus on cabinet ministers squabbling over the Alternative Vote referendum, some voters in England could perhaps be forgiven for not entirely realising that voters in the devolved Nations are electing their own administrations tomorrow. In Scotland, it will be the fourth election to the Scottish Parliament since devolution. Most polls are now suggesting the Scottish National Party has surged, and will again emerge as the largest single party. So does this indicate strong Scottish support for independence in Scotland? Here Chief Executive Penny Young draws on the Scottish Social Attitudes Survey that our colleagues in the Scottish Centre for Social Research have been producing since 1999.
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