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Public opinion on call for Brexit referendum in Great Britain in 2017

This statistic shows the perceived rightfulness of David Cameron calling for a referendum on the country's membership of the European Union (EU) according to an opinion poll among British adults in Great Britain during June of 2017. Of the respondents, 48 percent reported they believed in hindsight Cameron had made the wrong decision to hold a referendum on the EU membership. By comparison, 42 percent of respondents thought Cameron's decision had been right, with 10 percent of respondents unsure.

Distribution of opinion in Great Britain regarding the rightfulness of David Cameron's decision to hold a referendum on the membership of the European Union in 2017

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Release date

June 2017


United Kingdom (Great Britain)

Survey time period

June 9 to June 10, 2017

Number of respondents

1,720 respondents

Age group

18 years and older

Method of interview

Online interview

Supplementary notes

This question was phrased by the source as follows: "In hindsight, do you think David Cameron calling a referendum on Britain's membership of the European Union was the right or wrong thing to do?"

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