Almost 10,000 Brits Google “what is Brexit” every month, according to new research.
Despite the UK’s departure from the European Union being imminent a study into common search queries found 9,900 Brits per month still don’t know what it is.
“What does Brexit mean”, “will Brexit happen” and “Brexit pros and cons” were also among the most frequent Google searches, with over three times as many people questioning a “hard Brexit” than a “soft Brexit”.
Reboot Online also discovered practical information such as passports, immigration rules and free movement were popular questions.
On average, 880 people per month want to know more about EU citizens’ and their rights in the UK after Brexit, while as many as 480 people per month are questioning whether they should buy a house before or after Brexit.
Shai Aharony, managing director of Reboot Online, said: “Analysing Brexit search terms was an extremely interesting exercise.
“One that brought to light what many already believe: British people are lost when it comes to Brexit. The sheer fact that 9,900 Britons search “What is Brexit” every single month is worrying enough, but, as many as 1,900 people a month are still weighing up the pros and cons. 590 people a month are even questioning “Who voted for Brexit”, presenting the theory, a large majority of the UK are unclear as to why Brexit is happening.
“This coupled with the fact that 1,300 people will search “Can Brexit be stopped” on a monthly basis, shows that even people with a basic awareness of Brexit don’t necessarily think it should go ahead, which is an even more worrying thought. It’s certainly a monumental moment in British politics but only time will tell if the British public fully understands its magnitude.”
|The Things Britons Still Question About Brexit||Search Volume|
|What is Brexit||9,900|
|What is the Brexit deal||3,600|
|What does Brexit mean||2,900|
|Will Brexit happen||2,900|
|British passports after Brexit||2,400|
|What is hard Brexit||2,400|
|Brexit house prices||1,900|
|Brexit Northern Ireland||1,900|
|Brexit pros and cons||1,900|
|Immigration rules after Brexit||1,900|
|No deal Brexit||1,600|
|Can Brexit be stopped||1,300|
|Free movement Brexit||1,300|
|Backstop Brexit meaning||1,000|
|When was Brexit||1,000|
|When will Brexit happen||1,000|
|EU citizens’ rights in UK after Brexit||880|
|How many people voted for Brexit||880|
|Brexit economic impact||720|
|House price predictions post Brexit||720|
|Houses prices after Brexit||720|
|What is soft Brexit||720|
|Brexit impact on business||590|
|Brexit trade deals||590|
|Who voted for Brexit||590|
|Brexit deal deadline||480|
|No deal Brexit consequences||480|
|Reasons for Brexit||480|
|Should I buy a house before or after Brexit||480|
|What date is Brexit||480|
|What does Brexit stand for||480|
|What does hard Brexit mean||480|
|What is happening with Brexit||480|
|What is the Brexit backstop||480|
|When did Brexit happen||480|
|Why did people vote for Brexit||480|
|Will Brexit be stopped||480|