The Constitution Unit


Population surveys


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As part of the Democracy in the UK after Brexit project, the project team is partnering with YouGov to conduct two online surveys of the UK population.  

The first survey was fielded in July 2021. Its findings will feed into the Citizens’ Assembly on Democracy in the UK, and will enable policymakers and academics to develop greater understanding of how UK citizens think about democracy. The project team developed the survey in consultation with experts on the project’s Advisory Board and beyond. The questionnaire from the first population survey can be found at the bottom of this page.

A second survey will be fielded in 2022. Some questions will be replicated from the first survey, to enable the project team to assess how stable people’s attitudes are over time. Other questions will examine how citizens respond to the conclusions and reasoning of the Citizens’ Assembly on Democracy in the UK, with these presented in various ways.  

Access the questionnaire from the first population survey. The second questionnaire will be available after the survey has been fielded. We will archive the results publicly after the project has been completed.