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More than three-fifths of people in Cambridge think we would be better off economically in Europe – ..

By admin , in Cambridge , at April 22, 2018

More than three-fifths of people in Cambridge think we would be better off economically in Europe – and half want to stick with the Single Market.

During the Brexit referendum Cambridge voted overwhelmingly to remain – by a staggering 73.8 per cent.

South Cambridgeshire also voted to remain but the rest of the county voted to leave the EU.

But now, nearly two years on from the historic referendum vote, it seems few people have changed their minds.

Would you vote the same way?

According to the new survey a huge majority of Cambridge News readers would vote exactly the same way if there was a new referendum.

A whopping 90 per cent of readers said they would make the same decision if a referendum was held next week, even knowing what they know now.

Only five per cent said they would change their vote and the rest were unsure.

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There was little difference between how and Leave and Remain voters felt about changing their votes.

A huge 84 per cent of Leave voters and 93 per cent of Remain voters said they would not change their vote.

Leave voters were more likely to say they would not vote in the same way now, with one in 12 Leave voters saying they'd act differently (eight per cent) compared to one in 30 Remain voters (three per cent).

Do you think Britain will be better off economically inside or outside of Europe?

A new Brexit survey shows 62 per cent of Cambridge News readers believe Britain will be better off economically inside Europe.

Only 26 per cent thought the UK would be better off economically by going it alone.

Almost 13 per cent of readers thought leaving the EU would not change much.

Remain voters are, unsurprisingly, much more likely to think continuing close ties with Europe is a good idea, with 87 per cent saying Britain is better off economically inside Europe and 86 per cent saying we should continue to be part of the Single Market.

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Among Leave voters, nine per cent think Britain is better off economically in Europe.

Are you happy with the state of Brexit negotiations?

The majority of readers are unhappy with the current state of Brexit negotiations.

With Brexit in the diary for March 29, 2019 it seems a mammoth two-thirds of those surveyed on the site (66 per cent) said they were not happy with the status of Brexit negotiations at the moment, with just one in six (16 per cent) saying they were happy (the rest weren't sure).

Regardless of how those surveyed voted in the referendum, they were more likely to be unhappy than happy with the way negotiations are going.

Among those who said they voted Leave, 44 per cent are unhappy with the status of negotiations compared to 36 per cent who were happy. More than three-quarters of those who voted Remain (77 per cent) said they were unhappy, compared to seven per cent who said they were happy.

Do you think we should still be part of the single European market?

Nearly two-thirds of readers (65 per cent) said Britain should continue to be part of the single European market.

The new figures also show a split between those who voted Leave and those who voted Remain in the referendum.

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Nearly a quarter of Leave voters (24 per cent) think we should continue to be part of the Single Market while 86 per cent of Remainers support being part of the Single Market.

See all the results of the poll in the graphic below

How Cambridge News readers voted in the Big Brexit Survey (Image: Trinity Mirror)

The study, run in partnership with Google Surveys, was completed online by 1,500 people who visited the Cambridge News website.

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