This dataset arises from the survey work undertaken by four closely co-ordinated projects whose principal aim was to establish whether initial reactions to the introduction of devolution in Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland enhanced (or otherwise) the legitimacy of the United Kingdom and the new institutions themselves.
The dataset contains both common questions asked in all four territories in a standard form and territory-specific questions that are relevant to the particular context. There are over 30 common items, covering measures of national identity, national sentiment, attitudes towards the constitutional status of each of the four territories, measures of system efficacy, indicators of post-materialist attitudes and exposure to globalisation, knowledge of the settlement and perceptions of the costs and benefits of devolution. In addition, there is a comprehensive range of relevant demographic information about the respondents. Variable names and labels have been standardised in order to facilitate comparisons both across territories and over time.
Cross-sectional (one-time) study:
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This article was published on Aug 20, 2013