The results of our post-Brexit online surveys
It’s been three months since Brexit was announced and our latest online survey highlighted the concerns of people across Europe. According to the results of our online surveys by Opinion Outpost, it’s not only the UK that remains divided about our future prospects but many other EU citizens seem unsure too.
Following the recent online surveys of Opinion Outpost members across the UK and Europe, British opinion remains divided over whether the UK will be better off economically post-Brexit. 39% of people taking part in the online surveys believe we will be better off, and 41% of those taking part in the online survey think the UK will be worse off. As was the case throughout the campaign, younger people are most pessimistic about the UK’s prospects post-Brexit, with almost two-thirds of under 25s surveyed suggesting we will be worse off. Germans are most pessimistic on this question, with two thirds of those answering online surveys believing the UK will be worse off outside the EU. About half of French and Dutch participants agree.
Online surveys fear EU Economic impact
Europeans don’t think the decision is better for the EU itself - only 13% agree, with half thinking it will make no difference and 38% believing the decision will negatively impact the EU,according to the online surveys. Half of Britons surveyed think the EU will be worse off without them; the Netherlands agrees. In contrast, only a third of Germans think this, and nearly two thirds of those taking the online survey in Germany don’t expect the UK’s departure to make a difference.
The overwhelming majority of people (70%) in the countries surveyed believe the decision will make no economic difference to them personally. Britons are more pessimistic on the topic of personal economic impact, as are younger people,say the online surveys.
Should EU nationals stay, ask online surveys?
When it comes to the logistics of Brexit, there is very little support for sending EU citizens out of the country. Over half surveyed think they should be allowed to stay, but over a third saying they should apply for a work/residency visa. Online survey participants in Germany were more likely to state that EU citizens should be allowed to stay in the UK. Likewise, young people were least in favor of making EU citizens apply for work/residency visa.
Remorse or no remorse in the online surveys?
There seems to be little post-Brexit vote remorse evident among the British, according to the online survey. When asked how they would vote if the referendum were held again today, 43% said they would vote to leave and 47% would opt to remain – a result which, when the 4% “don’t knows” and 6% who say they would not vote are removed, is exactly the same as the actual vote results in June (when 48% voted to stay and 52% to leave). There is no overwhelming support for a second referendum either: only 42% in the online surveys say they would want to go through it all again.
Frexit and Scexit?
And what of a potential Frexit, Dexit and Gexit? Might other countries choose to follow the UK’s example? The online surveys suggests that Frexit is the most likely scenario. A third of French people responding to the online poll said they would vote to leave, while 44% would want to stay.
A different type of exit — an exit by Scotland from the UK – appears much more likely based on these online survey results. Scotland voted overwhelmingly to stay in the EU (62% voted remain), having voted by a substantial margin (55%) to stay in the UK less than two years before. If asked again, more than half of people in every country surveyed believe Scotland would vote to leave the UK, and two thirds of Germans think this will happen. The rest of people who took part in the online survey are split between believing Scotland would stay and not knowing, according to the results of the online surveys
Safe and secure, ask online surveys
Almost a quarter of people taking the online surveyed think the UK will be safer from terrorism as a result of Brexit, and a little over 30% think the UK can look to a brighter future as a result. Almost half of online survey participants think the UK has made a massive mistake that they will live to regret and 53% think the UK was never a committed member to begin with. Despite these sentiments, only 17% of participants are confident the EU will be just fine without the UK.
Online surveys say: No going back
71% of all online survey participants think it’s a done deal: Britain will go ahead and leave the EU. 22% are unsure and only 6% expect the decision to be reversed. This opinion is similar across countries and demographics.
What do you think of our online survey results? Is it what you expected? Let us know if you’re suffering from post-Brexit remorse, or if you’re glad we’re leaving, by joining the discussion on our Facebook page. Don’t forget to make sure YOUR voice is heard in our next paid online surveys, where you can earn money and rewards online simply by sharing your opinion.