A new survey indicates most people who voted to leave the EU believe those with parents born in the UK are ‘truly British’.
The YouGov-Cambridge Globalism poll, released in partnership with the Guardian, offered an insight into political identities of those who voted Leave and Remain during the 2016 EU referendum.
It asked respondents: ‘How important do you think the following is to be truly British: To have both parents born in the UK’.
40 percent of Leavers agreed with the statement, while 40 percent of Remainers said it was not important.
40% of Leavers feel that to be 'truly' British, it's very important that both of your parents are born in the UK. So Lenny Henry isn't truly British; Andrew Adonis isn't; David Baddiel isn't; I'm not; Geri Halliwell isn't; PRINCE PHILIP isn't https://t.co/sUNOqMB8W0 pic.twitter.com/ln4bwI3xDH
— David Shariatmadari (@D_Shariatmadari) May 2, 2019
The chart also showed that neither Leave or Remain voters were strictly anti immigration.
The poll also asked how important it was to being ‘truly British’ to speak the official language of one’s country as one’s first language.
Nearly 80 percent of Leavers thought English as a first language was important to British identity, while 40 percent of Remainers thought it to be fairly important.
The poll said: ‘Culture and identity also appear to explain the biggest gaps between leavers and remainers: such as the idea that speaking English as one's first language is important to be truly British.’
Another question asked: Do you think qualified professionals coming here with a job offer are generally good or bad for the UK?’
Nesrly 60 percent of Remainers thought it very good, Under 40 percent of Leave voters thought it ‘fairly good’, while less than 10 percent deemed it ‘very bad’.
In April, a poll showed the majority of Leave voters were left disappointed with how Brexit is going.
Most of the respondents who opted to quit the bloc in the 2016 referendum felt that all the Brexit deals currently on the table are worse than what they had hoped for from the negotiations.