The Big BreXpat Survey Interim Results

73% of those intending to vote feel they have enough knowledge to vote

Updates reported weekly 

The team at The Expat Survey is hearing British expats loud and clear.

As the IN or OUT referendum approaches on the 23rd June 2016 British expats are certainly having their say in a massive way in The Big BreXpat Survey. They have been making their voices heard!

Here the Intel unit announces its first round of insights: 

  • High awareness of eligibility to vote: 95%
  • Know they lose their right to vote after 15 years: 92%

So far 61% have registered to vote. Of those that haven’t the main reason is the 15-year rule.

Strong awareness about registering online: 83%

  • 68% will be voting in Brexit
  • 73% of those intending to vote feel they have enough knowledge to vote

So, how are British expats really feeling about the Brexit?

When asked do you want to stay in the EU or not, this was the result 

  • IN: 68% 
  • OUT: 32%

If the UK does exit the EU, what are British expats proposing to do about it?

1) Take dual or solo nationality of the country they are resident in.

2) Sell all UK assets and investments held in the UK and stop paying any tax into the UK system. 

3) Reluctantly return to the UK if their financial position deteriorates as a result of the exit. 

If you are a British expat and want to have your say, here is still time to do so. 

The Big BreXpat Survey closes on the
31st May 2016. 

The results will be sent to the leaders of each political party, the Electoral Commission and the media. Click here to have your say now.

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The Expat Survey

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United Kingdom

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About Us is the largest ‘independent’ annual research programme of those living outside their country of origin; and is a leading authority on what, when, why and how expatriates communicate and consume. Conducted online and by post, the study is based on three extensive surveys – ‘Migration & Lifestyle’, ‘Retail & Finance’ and ‘Travel & Health’ comprising more than 150 questions including invitations for expatriates to contribute open ended responses. In addition the team communicates with expatriates of many nationalities on the ground in more than 125 countries. The Expat Survey is owned and run by a team of qualified management, research and marketing consultants with more than 25 years’ experience on the expatriate segment. It is our objective to function as a proactive research hub occupying a neutral position between media owners, companies servicing expatriates and of course those that reside outside their fatherland for more than 6 months in any 12 month period. Our research unit is not tied to any one company or owned by any one media vehicle, it prides itself in collaborating with as many providers that service expatriates as possible, in order to raise the profile of the sector as a whole.



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