In August 2007, the SNP published a white paper on Scotland’s future, containing the bill which would authorise a referendum on Scottish independence and setting out the proposed ballot paper. Through the Scottish Opinion Survey, Kantar Public has conducted a series of periodic polls since then to establish how the Scottish electorate would respond to the two options specified if such a referendum were to be held now. This poll is the seventh in the series and was conducted between 27th May and 2nd June 2009.

The results of this poll were published in ‘The Herald’ on 9th June 2009. Kantar Public is a member of the British Polling Council (BPC) and abides by its rules. We also operate within the Code of Conduct of the Market Research Society (MRS).