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Two In Five Remainers Would Be Upset If Their Child Married A Leave Voter
27 August 2019, 14:23
39% of people who voted to remain in the EU would be "upset" if their child married a Leave supporter, a survey has suggested.
The YouGov poll of 2,380 people found more than one in 10 (11%) of Remainers would describe themselves as "very upset" if their offspring hooked up with a Brexiteer.
A further 28% said they would be "somewhat upset" with such a match.
Only 11% of Leave voters said they would be in any way upset if their child married a pro-EU partner.
The poll also found that 11% of Labour supporters would be "very upset" if their child married a Tory, while just 2% of Conservatives said they would be similarly aggrieved if the positions were reversed.
Some 28% of Labour supporters and 17% of Tories said they "would not consider" dating someone from the other political party.
The survey also claimed that 3% of people could not remember how they voted in the EU referendum three years ago.
There is a similar trend regarding Brexit. 39% of parents who voted Remain say they would be upset if their child married a Leave voter, compared to only 11% of Leave voting parents in the reverse situation https://t.co/C0DaBoDlDy pic.twitter.com/rg6jKHtyCc— YouGov (@YouGov) August 27, 2019