Your thoughts on Brexit

Since Theresa May’s Brexit deal was voted down by MPs on 15th January, tens of thousands of 38 Degrees members have come together to share our thoughts when it comes to what’s happened with Brexit – and what should happen next.

38 Degrees is made of millions of people from all across the UK, who have a range of different opinions on Brexit. Unsurprisingly, we don’t agree on everything. Here are some of the key results from the survey:

  • 38 Degrees members mostly feel worried (36%) or angry (27%) about Brexit, but 13% are feeling hopeful about it.
  • When asked what should happen next, 45% of people who took the survey put campaigning for a second referendum as their first choice, but it was also a lot of people’s last option – with 20% of people ranking it at the bottom.
  • 69% of people who took the survey agreed that 38 Degrees should continue to focus on the campaigns that unite – not divide us.

 

Though campaigning for a second referendum was the most popular first choice, there wasn’t a majority, and many people consider it the worst option.

So what does this mean? The 38 Degrees staff team will continue to look out for opportunities to influence Brexit – to make sure that the things we all care about, like our environmental regulations, the future of our immigration system, and our food are protected after Brexit.

You can see more detail of the results below:

How are you feeling about Brexit?

  • 35% said they were worried
  • 28% said they were angry
  • 13% said they were hopeful
  • 6% said they were confused
  • 4% said they were bored
  • 4% said they were okay
  • 3% said they were excited
  • 7% said something else

MPs voted down the government’s deal that sets out how the UK will leave the EU. What do you think should happen next?

People were asked to rank the options:

Campaign for a second referendum

  • 45% said this was their first choice
  • 15% said this was their second choice
  • 9% said this was their third choice
  • 11% said this was their fourth choice
  • 20% said this was their fifth choice

 

We should push back the date we leave the EU to get more time to negotiate another deal

  • 14% said this was their first choice
  • 31% said this was their second choice
  • 42% said this was their third choice
  • 10% said this was their fourth choice
  • 3% said this was their fifth choice

 

There should be a general election

  • 11% said this was their first choice
  • 27% said this was their second choice
  • 21% said this was their third choice
  • 28% said this was their fourth choice
  • 13% said this was their fifth choice

 

The government should negotiate changes to the deal in order for us to leave by March 29th

  • 11% said this was their first choice
  • 21% said this was their second choice
  • 21% said this was their third choice
  • 42% said this was their fourth choice
  • 4% said this was their fifth choice

 

We should leave the EU without a deal

  • 19% said this was their first choice
  • 6% said this was their second choice
  • 6% said this was their third choice
  • 8% said this was their fourth choice
  • 61% said this was their fifth choice

 

When it comes to Brexit, 38 Degrees has focused on campaigns that unite thousands of us – like ensuring our environmental standards get stronger rather than weaker. We haven’t run campaigns that divide us – like campaigns that are strongly for or against Brexit. Do you think 38 Degrees should continue with this approach?

  • 69% said yes
  • 20% said they weren’t sure
  • 11% said no

One thing being discussed is getting MPs from different parties to work together to decide the next steps for Brexit. Which of these statements best describes how you feel about this idea?

  • Great idea 45%
  • Nice idea but it won’t fix everything 30%
  • Waste of time 14%
  • Govt should do it 9%
  • I don’t mind 2%