Weekend Poll Results: Brexit Aftermath

With thanks to all who participate, here are the results of this past weekend’s poll. The focus?

How is Brexit/the UK referendum outcome impacting you?

The results

I asked readers if they were pleased or displeased with the outcome of the June 23, 2016 UK referendum. While no respondents reported being pleased with the outcome, 36% expressed having mixed feelings and 64% expressed displeasure.

Brexit image

Brexit graphic courtesy Vector Open Stock

All respondents reported that they stood by their votes. What of the impact on households? With “1” representing insignificance and “5” representing a critical and stressful impact, half the respondents selected “1” and the other half selected “3”. Using the same rating scale to describe the referendum’s impact on their workplaces, there was a broader range of scores.

I listed five potential impacts and asked readers to select those they anticipated. Personal finances and then trade were most frequently identified, followed by sociological, emotional and then mobility/visa impacts. 30% of respondents see the impacts as positive, while 70% view them as negative.

Who responded? 60% of respondents identified themselves as from the UK, 10% from Europe and 30% from elsewhere.

The Data

Are you pleased or displeased with the outcome of the June 23/16 UK Referendum? 

  • Ambivalent – I have mixed feelings: 36% of respondents
  • Displeased: 64% of respondents
  • Pleased: 0% of respondents

IF you participated in the referendum: Do you stand by your vote, or would you vote differently if given the opportunity? 

  • 83% of respondents: I stand by my vote to remain a member of the EU
  • 17% of respondents: I stand by my vote to leave the EU
  • Note: While this question was directed to referendum participants, 33% of total respondents selected “Other” and explained that they did not participate in the vote or were not eligible to vote. I counted only those respondents who voted in calculating percentages in the two bullets above.

On a scale of 1 (insignificant) to 5 (critical and stressful), how much of an impact has the outcome of the UK Referendum had on your household? 

  • 5: 0% of respondents
  • 4: 0% of respondents
  • 3: 50% of respondents
  • 2: 0% of respondents
  • 1: 50% of respondents

On a scale of 1 (insignificant) to 5 (critical and stressful), how much of an impact has the outcome of the UK Referendum had on your workplace? 

  • 5: 0% of respondents
  • 4: 10% of respondents
  • 3: 10% of respondents
  • 2: 40% of respondents
  • 1: 20% of respondents
  • Another 20% of respondents selected “Other”. Comments included, “Too early to tell at present” and “Difficult to tell as full implications not known, likely to be 5”.

I asked readers what kind of impact(s) you think the referendum outcome will have upon you/your region or country.  Here are your responses, in descending order of frequency of selection.

  • financial – personal impact
  • trade
  • sociological
  • emotional
  • mobility / visas

Do you see such impacts as positive or negative? 

  • negative: 70% of respondents
  • positive: 30% of respondents

Next, I asked respondents where they live. 

  • UK: 60% of respondents
  • Europe: 10% of respondents
  • Elsewhere: 30% of respondents

Lastly, I asked if the outcome has impacted your thinking about where you would like to live. 

  • No: 50% of respondents
  • Yes: 40% of respondents
  • 10% of respondents selected “Other”. One respondent wrote, “to be English”.

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