Sheffield SPLIT on whether UK would be better off economically in Europe

Half of people in Sheffield think we would be better off economically in Europe - and a majority want to stick with the Single Market.

Sunday, 22nd April 2018, 5:33 pm
Updated Sunday, 22nd April 2018, 5:36 pm
Brexit survey

A new Brexit survey shows 49% of Sheffield Star readers believe Britain will be better off economically inside Europe. As well as this 54% said Britain should continue to be part of the single European market.

The figures show a split between those who voted Leave and those who voted Remain in the referendum. Among Leave voters, just 9% think Britain is better off economically in Europe, while a fifth of these voters (22%) think we should continue to be part of the Single Market.

Remain voters are, unsurprisingly, much more likely to think continuing close ties with Europe is a good idea, with 85% saying Britain is better off economically inside Europe and 83% saying we should continue to be part of the Single Market.

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Three-fifths of those surveyed on the site (61%) said they were not happy with the status of Brexit negotiations at the moment, with only a fifth (20%) saying they were happy (the rest weren't sure).

Regardless of how those surveyed voted in the referendum, they were more likely to be unhappy than happy with the way negotiations are going.

Among those who said they voted Leave, 48% are unhappy with the status of negotiations compared to 31% who were happy. Nearly three-quarters of those who voted Remain (73%) said they were unhappy, compared to 9% who said they were happy.

However, most of those surveyed said they would still stick with how they voted - 85% of Leave voters and 91% of Remain voters. Leave voters were more likely to say they would not vote in the same way now, with one in 13 Leave voters saying they'd act differently (8%) compared to one in 22 Remain voters (5%).

The study, run in partnership with Google Surveys, was completed online by 2800 people who visited the Sheffield Star website.