An opinion poll conducted by Ipsos MORI has revealed that more than half of people across the United Kingdom think that Scotland should be allowed a second independence referendum within five years if the Scottish National Party achieves a majority in the Holyrood election on 6 May.
The survey conducted between April 1 - 7 2021, showed that 51% of the more than 8,500 people asked think that a referendum should take place under those circumstances.
The poll also shows that less than a quarter (24%) of those asked think that the UK will continue to exist in its current form in a decade's time.
Meanwhile, more than half (53%) think that the UK will not exist in its current form a decade from now. 23% said they did not know.