National identity and support for leave versus remain

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Series Details 20.11.17
Publication Date 20/11/2017
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Brexit research leaders and investigators have put together a research paper looking at the importance of national identity as a predictor of Eurosceptic attitudes. According to several recent studies, national identity played a significant role in the UK’s vote to leave the EU. Analysis of data from the Centre for Social Investigation’s longitudinal Brexit survey confirms that national identity is indeed likely to have played such a role.

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ESO: In Focus: Brexit - The United Kingdom and the European Union
UK in a Changing Europe: Blog, 12.10.18: Britons’ weak sense of European identity was the main reason for Brexit

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