Oxfam poll show’s 79 per cent of Scots favour greater equality
SCOTLAND’s political parties have been urged to adopt more radical policies for tackling poverty ahead of the Scottish Election in 2016 after an poll found 79 per cent of Scots in favour of greater equality.
The survey of more than 1,100 Scots, commissioned by Oxfam Scotland, found that 79 per cent favoured more equal wealth distribution and 63 per cent said that politicians should be doing more to address poverty in Scotland.
Quoted in the Scotsman Jamie Livingston, head of Oxfam Scotland said: “At a time when nearly one in five people in Scotland lives in poverty, it is encouraging to see such support for more action to reduce economic inequality in Scotland.”
“We agree, because we are increasingly aware of the barrier extreme inequality creates to tackling poverty.
“Not all political power rests in Scotland, but the Scottish Parliament can do more and this poll suggests Scots back a much more even distribution of wealth.”