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According to the Scottish Social Attitudes survey, a majority of Scots think an independent Scotland should continue to use the pound. The annual survey showed 68% favoured using the pound in an agreement with the rest of the UK, with just 14% favouring a new currency. Support for independence had increased slightly compared to 2013. However, 39% of people thought they would be financially worse off under independence, up from 29% last year. The researchers also found more uncertainty amongst women about the consequences of independence, with 27% saying they were sure what independence would bring, compared with 37% of men.



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