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Democracy in the UK after Brexit

Overview

Public confidence in a country’s core constitutional arrangements is a basic requisite of democratic success. The debates over Brexit tested that bond severely in the UK. This project informed debates and decisions about post-Brexit governance, through rigorous, independent research into public attitudes, based on a unique mix of elements.

It provided the richest source of information ever collected on UK public attitudes to democracy, allowing in-depth analysis by demographic group, and exploring trade-offs between different options.

It linked attitudes to democratic principles, political culture and options for institutional design – particularly with respect to the balance of power between government, parliament and the courts.

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