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Friendships survive Brexit

Ralph Risk

Marketing Director

Politics 04.08.2016 / 17:20

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Vast majority say they haven’t lost friends due to EU referendum differences

Boris Johnson and Michael Gove’s friendship might not have survived the fall out of the EU referendum, but what about the rest of the country? Now the dust has settled and the Facebook rants have abated, we wanted to explore whether Brexit has had a lasting impact on friendships.

In the poll, by Kantar’s Lightspeed GMI, we found that 85% of people say they haven’t lost any friends due to voting differently in the EU referendum. 6% of people say they have lost friends, with younger people more likely to have fallen out over it.

9% of people aged 18-24 years old and 11% of people aged 25-34 years old say they’ve lost friends, compared to just 4% of people aged 55 years and older.

There is a slight North/South divide, with 87% of friendships intact in the North versus 83% in the South.

Source : Lightspeed

Editor's Notes

5,083 people were polled online by Kantar's Lightspeed GMI on 25th July 2016. For more information, or to interview Ralph Risk, please contact us.

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