Jennifer Wallace and Adam Milne, Carnegie UK
Year: 2023
ISBN: 978-1-912908-94-3

The Life in the UK index is a three-year demonstrator project designed to measure the collective wellbeing of the people of the UK, looking at social, economic, environmental, and democratic aspects of life.   

This publication outlines Scotland’s scores for collective, social, economic, environmental and democratic wellbeing. The research is based on a representative survey of 6941 people from across the UK, including 1132 from Scotland. It presents key findings in relation to how different demographics are doing across Scotland.  

Key findings include: 

  • Disabled people, people on lower incomes, social housing tenants, private tenants and younger people have lower levels of wellbeing.  
  • A lack of trust in political systems and institutions including UK Government, Scottish Government and local councils. 

Other reports in this series include: 

We are committed to releasing further reports on the jurisdictions of the UK and different demographic groups. 

Carnegie UK has and will continue to follow the principles of the Code of Practice for Statistics in the production of our Life in the UK index. We outline how we will adhere to these principles in our Voluntary Statement of Compliance.

You can access the full data tables associated with this research here. 

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