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Support for Scottish Six news programme is dropping, suggests YouGov survey

By Hamish Mackay

March 8, 2012 | 1 min read

A new survey has suggested that support for a 'Scottish Six' news programme on the BBC - where local, national and international news all emanate from Scotland – is dropping.

The Scotsman reports that the YouGov survey shows that 63% of Scots want to keep the UK-wide BBC Six O’Clock News, with the Scottish news following afterwards.

This is up 3% from a similar survey conducted four years ago.

The survey asked 1053 Scottish adults: ‘What should Scotland do about its BBC news broadcasting?’ The options were 'keep present arrangement'; 'one Scottish programme covering all news'; and 'don't know'.

Support now for the first option - at 63% - is up 3% on four years ago; support for the second option at 36% is down 5% on four years ago; and the 5% saying 'don't know', is up 3% on four years ago.

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