Scotland is split down the middle on independence, but less than a third of the public backs Nicola Sturgeon's push for a referendum by 2023.
The deep divisions were laid bare in the latest poll on whether Scots want to break up the UK.
The Opinium research for Sky News found 51 per cent would vote for independence, excluding undecideds.
But just 31 per cent of those surveyed said they believed there should be another referendum in the next two years – the timeline set out by the SNP and the Greens.
The same proportion said there should not be another ballot