People in Scotland are less likely to want to reduce immigration than those in England and Wales, a new study says. The Oxford University Migration Observatory said it was the first major survey to ask people in Scotland about immigration to Scotland. Scott Blinder, from the observatory, said Scottish attitudes to migration were different from the rest of Britain but “not massively” so. He said the majority of Scots would still like to see immigration reduced.
The survey, conducted by polling organisation YouGov, said 58% of people in Scotland wanted to see immigration reduced a little or a lot. The figure for England and Wales was 75%.