The emotional legacy of Brexit: how Britain has become a country of ‘remainers and leavers’

22 October 2018

It has long been evident that these days relatively few voters feel strongly attached to a political party. But it has been suggested that, in the wake of the EU referendum, many people regard themselves as either a strong ‘Remainer’ or a strong ‘Leaver’. Using data from the most recent wave of questions about Brexit asked on the NatCen mixed mode random probability panel, this report compares the prevalence and strength of Brexit identity with that of party identity, and assess the extent to which those with a strong Brexit identity have distinctive views about the Brexit process.

Download WUKT-EU-Briefing-Paper-15-Oct-18-Emotional-legacy-paper-final

The views expressed in this research paper are those of the authors and not necessarily those of the UK in a Changing Europe initiative.

View all research papers

Subscribe to our fortnightly newsletter

Get a round-up of The UK in a Changing Europe’s latest analysis pieces, videos, explainers, podcasts, reports, events, infographics and more, written by the organisation’s director Anand Menon. PS his mum says it’s "quite good".

Sign up to our newsletter

View our latest newsletter