Tale of two governments as trust in Westminster slumps to record low.
Support for the SNP is growing as people continue to put their trust in the party to deliver for Scotland ahead of Westminster, according to a new survey.
The latest Scottish Social Attitudes Survey, released today, shows that 61% of those asked trusted the SNP Government to work in Scotland’s interests, compared with a record low of just 15% for the UK government.
Conducted before lockdown, the survey also found that 73% of people thought the SNP Government should have the most influence over how Scotland is run – five times higher than those who said Westminster.
Satisfaction with how Scotland’s NHS is run also reached an all-time high.
Commenting, SNP Depute Leader Keith Brown (pictured) said:
“This survey is an extraordinary endorsement of the SNP’s record in Government, which is delivering the best public services anywhere in the UK and investing record amounts into our schools, police and our economy.
“Meanwhile, the Brexit fiasco that has engulfed Westminster and threatened our economy for years now has steadily eroded almost all faith in the UK government.
“None of this should come as any surprise to the Tories – they have spent years ignoring Scotland’s interests and clear democratic wishes so can have no complaints when trust in them evaporates. Frankly, you reap what you sow.
“And let’s remember that this survey was taken before the Dominic Cummings scandal.
“We will continue to work tirelessly in the best interests of Scotland and will stand on our record in government in next May’s election.”