Today marks the fifth anniversary of the Brexit referendum where the British people voted to leave the European Union. With this in mind, KIS Finance conducted a survey which asked 2,000 people whether they would change their vote if they had a second opportunity.
The survey revealed that 25% of those who voted in the referendum would now change their vote.
This is made up of:
•11.4% of those who voted Leave would now vote Remain
•13.6% of those who voted Remain would now vote Leave
However, perhaps even more notably, out of those who didn’t vote in the referendum:
•16.7% wish they had voted Leave
•39% wish they had voted Remain.
It is estimated that Brexit cost the UK economy £400m – £800m per week by the end of 2019. The survey respondents were given this information so it could be taken into consideration when making their decision.
This is a staggering cost after the Leave party won partially on the promise of saving the £350m per week sent to the EU and using that to fund the NHS instead.
This data has clearly had a significant impact on how people feel towards leaving the EU.
Based on these survey results, the outcome of the 2016 referendum could have been very different.