BIG BREXIT SURVEY: Three-fifths of people in Lancaster think we would be better off economically in Europe

Big Brexit Survey
Big Brexit Survey

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

A new Brexit survey shows 60 per cent of Lancaster Guardian readers believe Britain will be better off economically inside Europe. As well as this 62 per cent 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, 13% think Britain is better off economically in Europe, while a quarter of these voters (25 per cent) 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 88% saying Britain is better off economically inside Europe and 84% saying we should continue to be part of the Single Market.

Two-thirds of those surveyed on the site (68 per cent) said they were not happy with the status of Brexit negotiations at the moment, with just one in seven (15 per cent) 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, 47 per cent are unhappy with the status of negotiations compared to 31 per cent who were happy. More than three-quarters of those who voted Remain (80 per cent) said they were unhappy, compared to 6 per cent who said they were happy.

However, most of those surveyed said they would still stick with how they voted - 81 per cent of Leave voters and 94 per cent of Remain voters. Leave voters were more likely to say they would not vote in the same way now, with one in nine Leave voters saying they'd act differently (11 per cent) compared to one in 26 Remain voters (4 per cent).

The study, run in partnership with Google Surveys, was completed online by 900 people who visited the Lancaster Guardian website.