Young People in Scotland Survey 2021: Young people's attitudes to violence against women and girls

Pupils across 50 state secondary schools were surveyed on their attitudes towards topics relating to violence against women and girls. This report examines how attitudes have changed since the first publication in 2014 and discusses differences in views across a range of equality characteristics.

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This publication discusses young people’s attitudes towards topics related to violence against women and girls. It is a follow up from 2014 when young people were surveyed on their views for the first time using a questionnaire adapted from the Scottish Social Attitudes Survey. It provides a comparison of pupils’ views in 2014 and in 2021 and examines differences in attitudes across a range of personal characteristics, such as gender, ethnicity, religious identity and others.