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39 per cent of Brits still think nothing will really change after Brexit

by LLB Reporter
3rd Dec 18 2:49 pm

According to new research from the7stars, the UK’s largest independent media agency, 39% of Brits still believe that nothing will really change following Brexit next March, despite numerous recent government forecasts. This figure rises to 65% amongst Leave voters. The findings come from the most recent wave of The QT, a consumer confidence and attitude tracking study conducted on a quarterly basis by the7stars.

One area of great concern that is weighing on the minds of the public, is the potential impact Brexit will have on British culture. Almost half of Brits (48%) are worried about a rise in racism and intolerance. This is closely followed by fear of a crash in the value of the pound (47%). However, only 35% think this will actually happen. Similarly, only 29% of consumers are worried about a potential drop in property prices.

As we enter the final months of decision-making however, the study has revealed that a significant amount of uncertainty over the situation remains; 22% of millennials admit to feeling unsure as to whether Britain should remain within the EU or leave as voted. This is compared to just 7% of consumers over 65, indicating that perhaps career-related concerns are fuelling uneasiness amongst younger people.

Uncertainty is also implicating holiday plans for next year, with 21% of Remainers waiting to know the outcome of Brexit before they book their 2019 holiday – this is over twice as many as in the Leave camp (9%). They’re also significantly more likely to be looking at a new destination for their 2019 holiday – 41% vs 28%.

Happiness about the decision overall has nearly halved since 2016; over the last two years, sentiment has decreased from 14% to only 8% in November 2018.

Frances Revel of the7stars said: “With just four months to go and still so much uncertainty over what splitting from the EU could mean for our country – both economically and culturally – there is a lot of reasonable apprehension amongst UK citizens. That being said, it’s interesting to see the public somewhat burying their heads in the sand when it comes to evaluating the real-life implications. Despite government forecasts and the ongoing fallout over Theresa May’s deal, a large amount of Leave voters are still under the impression that their lives will remain largely unaffected.”

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