Research shows public support for human rights in Scotland

Date: 29th March 2018
Category: Awareness-raising

Research into public attitudes towards human rights in Scotland has shown that 42% of adults aged 16+ are supportive of human rights, as opposed to only 13% who are opposed.

The research, which was commissioned by the Scottish Human Rights Commission and undertaken by YouGov, consisted of online surveys and focus groups. Over 1,500 adults over 16 were sampled across Scotland to find out how people think and feel about human rights.

Those who support human rights are likely to be younger - 60% of all 16-24 year-olds are supporters. Supporters also usually live in urban centres, as 49% of those from Lothians and Glasgow overall are supporters. There is no significant difference between the number of supporters who are men and women.