Page last updated at 06:39 GMT, Monday, 7 September 2009 07:39 UK

Poll reveals pessimism on economy

Shop sales
The poll suggested that Scots were more pessimistic than other Britons

More than a third of people in Scotland believe economic conditions north of the border will get worse over the next year, a survey has suggested.

The poll for Ipsos Mori showed that 36% thought conditions would deteriorate over the next 12 months.

Some 34% of respondents said it would improve and 25% said it would the same.

The survey found that people were more optimistic about the British economy, with 28% believing conditions would get worse and 44% better.

A majority of people in Scotland (53%) thought it was more difficult to pay household bills now than it was in August 2008, with 18% finding it a lot more difficult.

The research also revealed that respondents in Scotland were more pessimistic than others in Britain as a whole.

Results from another poll, covering all of Britain, also carried out towards the end of August, found that 27% thought economic conditions would get worse over the next 12 months, 26% thought they would stay the same and 43% believed they would improve.



Print Sponsor



FEATURES, VIEWS, ANALYSIS
Has China's housing bubble burst?
How the world's oldest clove tree defied an empire
Why Royal Ballet principal Sergei Polunin quit

BBC navigation

BBC © 2014 The BBC is not responsible for the content of external sites. Read more.

This page is best viewed in an up-to-date web browser with style sheets (CSS) enabled. While you will be able to view the content of this page in your current browser, you will not be able to get the full visual experience. Please consider upgrading your browser software or enabling style sheets (CSS) if you are able to do so.

Americas Africa Europe Middle East South Asia Asia Pacific