The answer to the question is “not especially, according to this analysis”.
But it’s more interesting if you ask the question: Does the party that’s won the last three Holyrood elections (and is currently comfortably ahead in the polling) think differently about immigration?
Because the answer is: Yes, it’s entirely possible to win elections without giving ground to knobheads on the topic of immigration.
Asked about the impact of migration on British culture, 28% of Conservative voters in Scotland said culture had been “enriched”. The equivalent figure for Conservatives in England and Wales was 30%.
Among Labour supporters, 45% in Scotland saw culture as being “enriched”, with 56% of Labour supporters in England and Wales giving the same response.
For Liberal Democrats, the figure was 52% in Scotland and 64% in England and Wales.
No comparison of this kind was possible for SNP voters. But their response to the same question indicated that 57% believed culture had been enriched by migration.
The authors comment: "The fact that those who back Scotland’s largest party, the SNP, hold relatively positive views about migration helps create the impression that Scotland as a whole does so as well.
“However, we have seen that the relative success of the SNP in securing the support of those with positive attitudes towards migration is counterbalanced by some tendency for those who back one of the other three main parties in Scotland to be less positive about immigration than those who support those parties in England and Wales.”
Somewhat undermines the argument that the SNP are the ones trying to put up borders and create barriers and be insular nationalists whilst at the same time claiming that Labour in Scotland are the open internationalists.
Also underpins how disappointing it is that Corbyn seems to be prepared to lose freedom of movement so as not to scare off the ‘legitimate concerns’ crowd, rather than have faith that the decent policies he has will have sufficient attraction to take those people with him.