It’s been a month since the British public made the shock decision to leave the European Union. Since then, we’ve seen the value of the pound go down to a 30-year low, and some very dramatic changes in UK politics.
To find out what the general mood among office workers, we have conducted a survey where we asked 1,000 British office workers whether they voted to leave or remain, and if they were to vote again today, would their vote be the same or would it change?
Out of the 1,000 office workers we surveyed, 412 (41%) voted to leave the EU, 522 (52%) voted to remain and 66 (7%) didn’t vote:
Although the UK did vote to leave the EU, a lot of the people who voted were older, non-working age voters. This result reflects the thoughts of people working in offices across the UK.
Out of the 412 survey participants who voted to leave the EU, 278 (67%) said that they would vote the same way if there were another European Referendum. 113 (27%) said they would now vote to remain, and 21 (5%) of the office workers that we asked said they would be unsure of which way to vote.
Although over a quarter of the leave voters we surveyed stated that they would vote differently in a new referendum, the remain voters would overwhelmingly stand by their initial decision. Out of the 522 office workers who voted to remain, a massive 99% said that they would still vote to remain. 5 of the 522 said they’d now vote to leave the EU and one of the remain voters would now be unsure how to vote.
People who didn’t vote
According to some sources, the reason Brexit won the referendum was because a lot of people who wished to remain in the EU didn’t vote. Some didn’t register on time and some didn’t vote because they thought the result was already decided. Out of the 1,000 office workers we surveyed, only 66 didn’t vote. At 93%, the turnout among the office workers we asked was far higher than the national average.
The consensus among non-voters is similar to the other two outcomes. 7 Out of the 66 (10%) would now vote to leave the EU, 18 (27%) would remain unsure, and 41 (62%) would now vote for the UK to remain as part of the EU.
Although it’s only been one month since the results, if the 1000 office workers we surveyed were to vote on the referendum today, we would see a much different result.
Before, there were only 110 votes in it, whereas now it would be 280. The survey shows that there the amount of remain voters is more than double the amount of people who would like to leave the EU.
These results show that a lot of people feel that voting to leave the EU was a mistake. A lot of people are clearly worried about the uncertainty that the result has resulted in.