NEW POLL: Attitudes of Younger Leave Voters to Regulation and Deregulation

Unchecked UK’s new polling, carried out by Ipsos MORI, shows that the desire for sensible safeguards and protections runs deep. We asked young adults in Great Britain who voted to leave the EU in the 2016 referendum what they think about rules and standards.

We found that they strongly support increasing or keeping standards and rules across multiple areas of everyday life, such as food safety, consumer protection, environmental standards and workers’ rights. Seven in ten younger Leave voters think that large businesses should be regulated more or that current levels of regulation should stay the same, and only 7% want less regulation of large businesses.

At Unchecked UK, we think strong protections for people and the environment, properly resourced public bodies, and fair enforcement of the rules are the foundations of a decent society. Our survey suggests that this group of voters agree.

As we rebuild our economy and society, it is important that these views are taken into account. The decisions our government makes now can set a better course for the future, by strengthening the vital protections, and public bodies, that we all rely on.

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NEW POLL: Attitudes of Younger Leave Voters to Regulation and Deregulation

Unchecked UK’s new polling, carried out by Ipsos MORI, shows that the desire for sensible safeguards and protections runs deep. We asked young adults in Great Britain who voted to leave the EU in the 2016 referendum what they think about rules and standards.

We found that they strongly support increasing or keeping standards and rules across multiple areas of everyday life, such as food safety, consumer protection, environmental standards and workers’ rights. Seven in ten younger Leave voters think that large businesses should be regulated more or that current levels of regulation should stay the same, and only 7% want less regulation of large businesses.

At Unchecked UK, we think strong protections for people and the environment, properly resourced public bodies, and fair enforcement of the rules are the foundations of a decent society. Our survey suggests that this group of voters agree.

As we rebuild our economy and society, it is important that these views are taken into account. The decisions our government makes now can set a better course for the future, by strengthening the vital protections, and public bodies, that we all rely on.

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This poll builds on findings from focus groups conducted in 2018 by KSBR Brand Futures for Unchecked UK, with Conservative and UKIP supporting Leave voters. The discussions in these groups showed that cutting back regulations was not a high priority for these voters. Indeed, focus group participants accepted the need for well-enforced regulations in order to ensure fair play by both businesses and citizens.

These newly-published findings are available here.