Brexit Project

In May 2017, CSI initiated a landmark project to monitor public attitudes towards the Brexit negotiations, entitled Fixed, Crystallising or Diverging: Attitude formation and change in the run-up to Brexit.  This project is funded by the Economic and Social Research Council’s The UK in a Changing Europe initiative.


Journal Articles

  • November 2020: Not just ‘the left behind’? Exploring the effects of subjective social status on Brexit-related preferences, published Contemporary Social Science.  Download here.

  • November 2019: Remainers are nostalgic too: An exploration of attitudes towards the past and Brexit preferences, published in British Journal of Sociology. Download here.

  • February 2019:  Leave and Remain voters’ knowledge of the EU after the referendum of 2016, published in Electoral Studies. Download the paper here.

  • September 2018: Preference for realistic art predicts support for Brexit, published in the British Journal of Sociology. Download here.

  • March 2018: Red Lines and Compromises: Mapping Underlying Complexities of Brexit Preferences, published in Political Quarterly. Download here.


CSI Briefing Notes and Project Reports

  • January 2019: Are Leave voters less knowledgeable about the EU than Remain voters? Read online here.
  • January 2019: We contributed two pieces to the UK in a Changing Europe’s most recent collection of articles on public opinion. Download the full report here.
  • July 2018: Is the public’s preference for ‘soft’ over ‘hard’ Brexit shifting over time? This new briefing note suggests that there has been little change since the Referendum, although the wording of the question matters for understanding what people think. CSI Brexit 5: The British Public’s Brexit Priorities