The EU Referendum 2016 Dataset



    The Qualitative Election Study of Britain: The EU Referendum 2016 Interviews Dataset comprises 15 transcripts of telephone interviews with Qualitative Election Study of Britain panellists from across England (6), Scotland (5) and Wales (4) conducted after the United Kingdom European Union membership referendum (EU Referendum) of 23rd June 2016. Telephone interviews took place in the time period between 1st July and 5th August 2016. Participants were recruited via email sign up from the existing panel of Qualitative Election Study of Britain participants (from previous QESB waves from General Elections in 2010 and 2015 and the Scottish Independence Referendum 2014). The transcriptions of these 15 interviews alongside the readme document containing information about copyright and attribution, transcription and reporting conventions constitute the The EU Referendum 2016 Interviews Dataset. Participants were asked a series of seven questions, about their feelings before the referendum, their understandings and ratings of both the Vote Leave and Stronger IN campaigns, how they voted/or not and why, their feelings upon learning the result, their thoughts and reactions to Brexit, and whether they felt optimistic, pessimistic or uncertain about the UK’s future outside of Europe?

    These data were published on the The Qualitative Election Study of Britain website in March 2019. They were later published by the UK Data Service in January 2023 and are made available under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International (CC BY 4.0) license, details at this address
    Date made available12 Mar 2019
    PublisherThe Qualitative Election Study of Britain
    Temporal coverageJun 2016 - Aug 2016
    Date of data productionJun 2016 - Mar 2019
    Geographical coverageUnited Kingdom

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