The emotional legacy of Brexit. How Britain has become a country of ‘Remainers’ and ‘Leavers’

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Publication Date October 2018
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It has long been evident that these days relatively few voters feel strongly attached to a political party. But it has been suggested that, in the wake of the EU referendum, many people regard themselves as either a strong ‘Remainer’ or a strong ‘Leaver’. Using data from the most recent wave of questions about Brexit asked on the NatCen mixed mode random probability panel in the summer of 2018, the author compare the prevalence and strength of Brexit identity with that of party identity, and assess the extent to which those with a strong Brexit identity have istinctive views about the Brexit process.

The key finding was that far more people felt a strong attachment to Remain or Leave than consider themselves to be a supporter of a political party.

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