Scottish Liberal Democrat justice spokeswoman Alison McInnes MSP has today expressed her shock over the results of the Scottish Social Attitudes Survey 2014: Attitudes to Violence against Women.
The survey, which focuses on attitudes to violence against women, has highlighted a series of damning statistics including that almost a quarter (23%) of those questioned agreed women often lie about being raped.
In response to the results of the survey, Ms McInnes said:
"The survey results, particularly those regarding rape, are shocking. Rape is rape. No ifs and no buts. It is always wrong.
"The results clearly highlight that there are still issues regarding the way in which violence against women is seen in Scotland. It is important that these attitudes are tackled and from an early age. This survey is especially telling in light of today being the beginning of this year's 16 days of activism to tackle violence against women."