In 2015, Scottish Social Attitudes Survey (SSA) found that trust in the Scottish government was three times higher than that in the UK government. 73% of people in Scotland trusted the Scottish government. This was higher than for any previous Labour/Lib Dem coalition and I suspect much higher than for the last independent one in 1707. Trust in the UK government was 23%. Again, I doubt it’s so high today. The Scottish government was also trusted by 49% to make ‘fair decisions’ while the figures for local government and Whitehall were only 34 and 18% respectively.
While a powerful anti-SNP media campaign, especially that focusing on unfounded criticisms of NHS Scotland, a short Corbyn surge in 2017 and the disgraceful flight of some Labour supporters to the Tories, putting the Union before their social values, created a dip in support at the time of the last general election, support for the SNP has risen again and looks solid at near 40%. See paragraph four in:
That the SNP government should be popular to this day is clearly apparent in the enormous lists of achievements by the independent Grouse Beater in April 2016 and by the SNP itself in 2018:
I was reminded of all of the above, by reading of four Scottish government actions in one day, yesterday (posted above), which seemed so indicative of why we are so fortunate to have this administration rather than the utterly repugnant Whitehall as its actions hammer the poor, the disabled and the civilians of Yemen, to name just three groups of victims.
Footnote: On the same day, our Foreign Secretary was blustering, like a second-rate Churchill, about punishing the Russians if they are found to have poisoned an ex-spy. Punishing the Russians? Aye right!