Researchers at Nuffield CSI have been awarded a grant by the ESRC to study attitude formation and change in the run-up to Brexit
Red lines and compromises – a new research project led by Prof Anthony Heath – is to monitor public attitudes towards key aspects of the Brexit negotiations as they evolve over the next eighteen months. The team will investigate whether the public is willing to accept trade-offs between different elements of the negotiations, to what extent they feel that policy areas should be decided at national, supra-national or sub-national levels, and how public opinion differs across the UK and across different sections of the population. The drivers of opinion and opinion change, such as social identities (e.g. Brexiteer), and macro-economic developments, will also be explored over the next 18 months drawing on a new online panel study. The £300,000 grant was awarded to Prof Anthony Heath and Dr Lindsay Richards of Nuffield’s Centre for Social Investigation.