In Pictures: How Young People View Brexit


Polling shows that young people are still anti-Brexit, most fearful of Brexit and most willing to pay more for a Brexit deal.


The Brexit Bill

Young people in Britain are more supportive of a higher Brexit bill than older generations, according to a new Survation poll.  18 - 34 year olds are more than twice as likely to support Britain paying a £50bn "divorce bill" compared to those over the age of 55 (31% compared to 13%).

However, more young people said they disagreed with the £50bn fee than agreed, with 43% against it.  This is still a much smaller proportion than older generations, where 70% opposed the amount.



Young 'Most Fearful' About Brexit

The poll also showed that over half of 18 - 34 year olds are "fearful" about leaving the EU, while just one in five described themselves as "excited".  Again, this is in contrast to the over 55 age group, where a majority were "excited" at the prospect of leaving the EU, with just one third "fearful".




Most Pessimistic About Completing a Deal in Two Years

Young people are also the least optimistic that the UK and EU will complete a Brexit trade deal within the two year time limit, though no age group was more optimistic than pessimistic.



Soft Brexit Preferred, But Only Just

Young people slightly favour a soft Brexit to a hard Brexit, going against all the other age groups.  However, a minority of 28% prefer staying in the EU which is similar to older generations.  Here, a "soft Brexit" is defined as the UK staying in the single market and customs union.



Brexit 'Would be Better Under Corbyn'

An overwhelming number of 18-34 year olds believe that if Jeremy Corbyn was Prime Minister, the UK would get a better Brexit deal.  Again, this is in contrast to older age groups who believe the deal would be worse under Corbyn.


Brexit 'Will Go Ahead '

A majority of young people also believe that the UK will leave the EU. However, a higher proportion believe that it won't in comparison to older age groups.



Toby Gould is the editor of Student Voices and a politics student at the University of York.

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1 comment:

  1. Jesus Christ... 65% think Corbyn would do better?!! I know May is a fucking joke, but seriously... that Marxist loon?!

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