Regardless of the result, the referendum given to the people on the future of the UK's
EU membership was monumental. Following in the footsteps of the Scottish independence referendum
, asking the nation to again make a fundamentally important decision for the future of the country was bold. As our infographic shows though, affording the people such powers was generally well received. In 2012, a YouGov survey
showed that most people would prefer major political decisions to be decided via referendum. Jumping forward to the final days before triggering Article 50
, though, the picture is somewhat different.