THE majority of Scots want a second referendum on independence in the next five years, according to new research.

Polling carried out by Ipsos Mori for BBC Scotland found an overwhelming 63% of Scots want another referendum, with 34% opposed.

Of those in favour, 34% want indyref2 in the next two years, while 19% would like it in the next two years.

One in 10 of those polled said they would like the vote to be held within the next decade.

Young people were the most likely to back a plebiscite in the next two years, with 46% of 16 to 34-year-olds backing a vote soon, compared with 22% of those aged 55 and over.

Ipsos Mori Scotland managing director Emily Gray said: “The indication is that Scots’ attitudes are shifting during the coronavirus outbreak.”

Reacting to the poll on Twitter, SNP MP Pete Wishart commented: "The most inevitable thing in Scottish politics is that there will be another referendum on Scottish independence and it will be won."

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Pollsters interviewed 1006 Scottish adults by telephone between May 14 and 20 for the study.

The latest study is the latest in a string this year showing increased support for independence.

Earlier this month, a Panelbase poll for Wings Over Scotland, found 50% of Scottish adults back Yes.