London, 25th June, 2012 – Research from Kantar Public suggests that the SNP’s preferred version of the referendum question would secure a higher level of support for independence than a more detailed question that mentions the alternative to independence.

In January 2012 the SNP unveiled their preferred wording for a referendum question on Scottish independence: “Do you agree that Scotland should be an independent country?” This suggested question has faced criticism that it is biased in favour of a Yes vote.

Kantar Public sought to test the impact of question wording by asking nationally representative samples of Scottish adults one of four possible versions of the referendum question.

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