Several questions in our survey investigate the implication of the Brexit referendum outcome. In the first of these, we asked British respondents what sort of new UK-EU trade agreement is closest to their view: 1) an agreement implying the full right of EU citizens to live and work in the UK; 2) a trade agreement that excludes free movement of people; 3) no agreement at all. 51% of respondents are in favour of the first scenario, whereas the rest is split between supporters of a trade agreement  with migratory limitations (36.9%), and no agreement (12.1%). These results confirms the contentiousness of the free movement issue in British politics.

We then asked respondents to share their opinions about the implications of Brexit on, respectively, their household financial situation, the national economy and the international role of the United Kingdom. More than half of respondents (52.3%) think that the outcome of the Brexit referendum will not affect their financial situation, followed by 26.8% forecasting a worsening, and 20.9% expressing positive expectations. British respondents are far more pessimistic about the outlook of their national economy, with 40% expecting a downturn within the next year. Nevertheless, if we add up those who foresee no change (33.1%) and the optimists (26.9%) we end up with a majority that does not express particular anxieties. Finally, 40.7% of respondents has bad feelings about the international role of the UK as a result of Brexit, whereas 39.7% hold positive views. Only 19.7% of respondents think that Brexit will make no difference.

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This infographic is part of a series examining the results of an original seven-country mass survey conducted by REScEU. Click here to view all the contributions in the series.

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