This report includes several different surveys and opinion polls asking Britons why they voted the way they did in the EU referendum. It identifies that the two main reasons people voted Leave were ‘immigration’ and ‘sovereignty’, whereas the main reason people voted Remain was ‘the economy’.
The report also identifies several other resasons why people voted leave such as ‘to teach British politicians a lesson’ or a ‘protest vote’. Among possible reasons for voting Remain is ‘a strong attachment to Europe.’Download CSI Brexit 4 People’s Stated Reasons for Voting Leave
The views expressed in this research paper are those of the authors and not necessarily those of the UK in a Changing Europe initiative.