Reasons for voting leave in the EU referendum in United Kingdom (UK) on June 23, 2016

This statistic shows the reasons why leave balloters voted for the United Kingdom (UK) to leave the European Union. Almost one quarter of respondents stated that their main reason for voting leave was in order to control immigration levels.

What was the main reason why you decided to vote for the United Kingdom (UK) to leave the European Union?

Share of respondents
To take powers back from Brussels54%
Better for immigration levels24%
Leave campaign offered positive vision8%
Better for the economy7%
Couldn't vote for a campaign led by Cameron/Osborne/Corbyn2%
Other3%
Don't know1%
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Source

Release date

November 2015

Region

United Kingdom (Great Britain)

Survey time period

June 24 to June 26, 2016

Number of respondents

2,418 respondents

Age group

18+

Special properties

Leave voters only

Method of interview

Online survey

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