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?
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 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.
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
- 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”.