Four in 10 Labour members back Scottish independence, poll finds
A 3% majority of remain opposed to Scotland leaving the UK, according to the YouGov survey of more than 1,000 party members.
Four in 10 Labour Party members back Scottish independence, but a narrow majority still oppose it, according to a new poll.
The YouGov survey for The Times also found eight in 10 members surveyed across the UK would support entering a coalition government with the SNP at Westminster in the event of a hung parliament at the next election.
The poll found that 39% of party members who were questioned support Scotland leaving the UK.
However, slightly more are against this, at 41%, while a fifth said they do not know.
Among members living in Scotland, opposition to independence was stronger, at 60%, with 31% in favour while 9% did not know.
London and the north of England also had a majority against independence, at 41% to 36% in the capital and 44% to 40% in the north.
Elsewhere in the UK a majority of those polled narrowly backed Scottish independence, at 42% to 39% in the south outside London and 40% to 33% in the Midlands and Wales.
Members overwhelmingly back electoral pacts with Remain parties to reverse Brexit, at 67% for and 25% against.
The vast majority of members back a coalition with the SNP in the event of a hung parliament after the next general election at 83% for to 10% against.
More than half, 58%, support forming a coalition government with the Liberal Democrats in this circumstance.
The figures are part of a wide-ranging poll which surveyed more than 1,114 Labour Party members between July 17 and 19.