MOSCOW, September 14 (RIA Novosti) - The majority of Scotland's population is in favor of the country's withdrawal from the UK, according to the new poll, conducted by ICM, Reuters reported Sunday.
According to a new survey, conducted for the British newspaper The Telegraph, 54 percent of people in Scotland are ready to vote for independence, 46 percent of respondents are against this initiative.
The survey shows that less than five days before a vote on Scottish independence, the number of those, who advocate for the unity of the United Kingdom, begins to decrease. According to a poll, conducted on Saturday on behalf of the campaign against Scottish independence, only 46 percent of the population was for the independence of Scotland, while 54 percent was against.
The long-standing issue of the Scottish independence is to be settled by a referendum, scheduled for September 18, when voters will be invited to answer a yes/no question that reads: "Should Scotland become an independent country?"
If the majority of Scots vote for independence, then on March 24, 2016 Scotland will secede from the United Kingdom.