Our future – no vote: Attitudes to Brexit among children and young people

Research output: Other contribution


This ARK Research Update (number 130) reports on data from the 2018 Young Life and Times survey of 16 year olds, and the 2018 Kids' Life and Times survey of 10-11 year olds. This report highlights the importance of eliciting and disseminating the views of children and young people on social and political issues on which their opinions are often excluded. Moreover their views are of particular importance given the potential ramifications that Brexit may have for those living and growing up in Northern Ireland. The findings from the two surveys suggest support for the UK remaining in the EU although, as might be expected given their age, there was more uncertainty among the 10/11 year olds than their older counterparts. The findings mirror those reported from surveys of adults and suggest that factors such as national identity, religion and socioeconomic status are related to attitudes towards Brexit.
Original languageEnglish
TypeARK Research Update 130
Media of outputOnline/paper
Number of pages4
Publication statusPublished - 28 Sep 2019


Dive into the research topics of 'Our future – no vote: Attitudes to Brexit among children and young people'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

Cite this