Having a good home is top priority in Scotland
Scots rate having a good home as more important than being rich, according to a survey by Oxfam Scotland.
A study by the charity looking at people’s priorities found that having a decent, safe, affordable home came top of the list overall, alongside good health.
Having enough money to pay the bills and a secure income ranked joint fifth, beside access to arts, culture and leisure facilities.
Satisfaction at work was ranked joint third in the list of priorities, alongside good relationships, while fourth was safety, green spaces and secure and suitable work.
The research was conducted as part of the work for Oxfam’s Humankind Index for Scotland - a new measure of prosperity that the charity argues is more useful than traditional economic benchmarks such as GDP.
The index is due to be launched in Edinburgh today.
Judith Robertson, head of Oxfam Scotland, said: ‘Our research shows that most Scots aren’t interested in huge amounts of money - they just want enough to provide for their families and to feel secure.
‘Our economy shouldn’t just be about growth - it should be about meeting the needs of everyone in Scotland.’
A total of 1,100 people responded to an online survey designed by Oxfam Scotland and Glasgow University, while opinion pollsters YouGov spoke to another 1,000 people.