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Fawcett Society Prorogation and Brexit Poll September 2019

Survey of GB adults on their attitudes towards Brexit, and prorogation.

  • Just one in five women voters (21%), compared with 36% of men, describe themselves as ‘relaxed’ about the prospect of a no deal Brexit.
  • Men are nearly two times as likely to say they are relaxed about the impact that it is having on their own wellbeing than women (32% compared with 17%).
  • Less than a quarter of women (24%) have confidence in the Government’s planning compared with a third (33%) of men.
  • Women in work are feeling far less secure than men – just 36% have confidence in their employer’s Brexit plans, compared with almost half of men (48%).
  • Nearly two in five men (37%) are relaxed about them and their family’s future if the UK leaves the EU without a deal, in comparison with just a fifth of women (21%). Women and men have different views on the Prime Minister’s decision to prorogue Parliament, with women less relaxed than men (23% vs 37%).
  • Fewer than 1 in 10 voters, women (8%) or men (9%), has any confidence in politicians’ ability to work together across party lines.

Date Published: 04/09/2019

Categories: GB | Politics

Client: Fawcett Society


ComRes interviewed 2,032 GB adults online between 30th August and 1st September 2019. Data were weighted to be representative of all GB adults by age, gender, region and social grade. Data were also weighted to be representative of GB by 2016 EU Referendum vote and 2017 General Election vote. ComRes is a member of the British Polling Council and abides by its rules. Full tables at

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