Mumsnet users' views on the Scottish Referendum

With less than two weeks to go until the Scottish Referendum, a survey of Mumsnet users in Scotland shows the Yes Campaign with a narrow lead and one in 10 voters still to decide.

The survey comes in advance of the final referendum debate between Alex Salmond and Alistair Darling, which will take place on Mumsnet on Wednesday 10 September at 1.45pm.

The poll of 984 Mumsnet users eligible to vote in the referendum showed:

  • 48% planning to vote yes
  • 41% planning to vote no
  • 11% undecided
  • 41% trust Alex Salmond most
  • 32% trust Alistair Darling most
  • 46% believe independence would be good for their family
  • 36% believe independence would be bad for their family
  • 26% think their family would be better off in an independent Scotland
  • 43% think their family would be worse off in an independent Scotland
  • 44% think mortgage rates would be likely to rise in an independent Scotland
  • 42% think independence would be good for the Scottish economy
  • 38% think independence would be bad for the Scottish economy
  • 61% think Scotland would be allowed to keep the pound in the event of Scottish independence

Full polling data is available here, and you can catch up on what Mumsnetters have been saying about the referendum here.

Justine Roberts, CEO and founder of Mumsnet, said:

"Our Scottish users have been actively debating the referendum on Mumsnet. Many remain firmly in either the Yes or No camp - and while some have shifted positions, a striking number are still very much undecided.

"The issue of the economic viability of an independent Scotland has been raised far more frequently than individual household budgets in discussions, but the impact of separation on jobs, welfare, health and education are all areas of concern for Mumsnet users."

"Mumsnet users say they value a place to discuss the issues away from the relatively aggressive debates taking place in some of the mainstream media. Hopefully both Alex Salmond and Alistair Darling will take note of that when they come on to Mumsnet for a live debate on Wednesday."



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