Attitudes on maintaining the open border with Ireland post-Brexit 2017

This statistic shows results from an online survey conducted in Great Britain in January 2017 on whether it is right or wrong for Britain to seek the following target when exiting the European Union (EU): Britain will look to maintain the open border with the Republic of Ireland. From the respondents, 72 percent believed that it was right for Britain to seek an open border with the Republic of Ireland after Brexit.

Do you think it is right or wrong for Britain to maintain the open border with the Republic of Ireland?*

Share of respondents
Right thing to do72%
Not sure20%
Wrong thing to do9%
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Source

Release date

January 2017

Region

United Kingdom (Great Britain)

Survey time period

January 17 to January 18, 2017

Number of respondents

1,654 respondents

Age group

18 years and older

Method of interview

Online survey

Supplementary notes

*This question was phrased by the source as follows:
This week [January 16 to January 22, 2017] Theresa May set out what the government will seek to achieve in Britain's exit negotiations with the European Union. Below are some of the negotiating targets she set out. In each case, please say whether you think it is the right or the wrong thing to do.
- Britain will look to maintain the open border with the Republic of Ireland.
The source does not provide any information regarding percentage points exceeding 100 percent.

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