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People’s Stated Reasons for Voting Leave or Remain   Recently updated !

What reasons do people give to justify their vote choice for Leave or Remain? And, what are the reasons they think the other side voted as they did? New briefing note CSI Brexit 4: People’s Stated Reasons for Voting Leave or Remain. Summary of the findings:   Several different surveys and […]


New Brexit article published – “Red Lines and Compromises: Mapping Underlying Complexities of Brexit Preferences”

A new article on Brexit has been published online today in Political Quarterly. The article, by Lindsay Richards, Anthony Heath and Noah Carl, presents evidence of attitudinal types that map neatly onto the two opposing ideals of hard and soft Brexit. The hard Brexit view is defined by issues that eurosceptics […]


CSI Newsletter February 2018

22nd February 2018 Welcome to the Centre for Social Investigation eNewsletter.   New Research We have published several new short articles on the drivers of Brexit-related preferences. A new briefing note, by Noah Carl, on the role of national identity showed that people who see themselves primarily as “English” were […]


Is Britain more divided than other nations?

Declining social cohesion is sometimes seen as an inevitable and lamentable side effect of modernization. Modern societies are more geographically mobile than in the past perhaps bringing about changes in the way people within neighbourhoods relate to each other. Growing economic inequality is thought to have brought about greater ‘social […]


CSI newsletter November 2017

Welcome to the Centre for Social Investigation eNewsletter, published 7th November 2017. You can download this newsletter as a pdf file. New Research Our Brexit project is well under way, with three short reports published since our last update. The first report is a review of the evidence so far: […]