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CNN – Brexit: Six Months On Survey

Survey of 2,048 GB adults on Brexit, on behalf of CNN.

  • If the EU Referendum were re-run today, the result would likely be the same – with 47% leave, 45% remain, and 8% undecided
  • Most Brits, 53%, think there should not be a second referendum, and only one in three (35%) think there should be one
  • Almost two-third (63%) think that people who favoured Remain are trying to prevent the UK from leaving the EU, while only one in five (20%) think that Remainers are not trying to do so
  • Brits are split over whether or not the UK should leave the Single Market: 36% think the UK should, 41% think the UK should not, and one in four (23%) do not know
  • Almost half (47%) think the UK is better off economically outside the EU, but only one in four (24%) think they will be better off personally
  • In contrast, 36% think Britain’s prospects are worse outside the EU, and 44% think they will be worse off personally
  • A challenge for Theresa May to deliver on post-Brexit will be that most people, 55%, expect immigration to decrease on exiting the EU, while one-third (32%) expect it to have ‘not much’ impact
  • One in five (20%) say they are ‘nervous’ about the reception they would get on visiting other European countries because of the Leave vote; a further 16% say they do not know, while 64% are not nervous.

Date Published: 19th December 2016

Client: CNN


ComRes interviewed 2048 GB adults aged 18+ online between 15th and 18th December 2016. Data were weighted to be representative of all GB adults aged 18+. Data were also weighted by past vote recall to the EU referendum result. ComRes is a member of the British Polling Council and abides by its rules. 

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