In the largest poll of
attitude towards the European Union, 27,833 UK based residents answered
questions concerning issues that impact on UK drivers ‘in’ or ‘out’ of the EU.
These respondents came from the supporter base of the FairFuelUK campaign
and from non-registered supporters via social media. The survey took place
between May 12th to June 13th 2016.
97.2% of respondents drive, 99.65% are over 25 and 99.8% say they will vote on Thursday.
Respondents were asked: ‘Are you getting reliable well balanced evidence from both sides of the EU argument to make an informed decision on June 23rd?’: 66.2% said NO with only 1 in 8 saying YES.
The full survey results show the responses towards these motoring issues listed below and how being in or out of the EU will benefit or hinder them.
best for vehicles exports / manufacturing / prices – on 4 related questions: Vote Leave responses range from 52% to 70.3%. Vote Remain
responses range from 12% to 21.6%
best for environment / emissions / safety – on 6 related questions: Vote Leave responses range from 42.9% to 57.9%. Vote
Remain responses range from 9.9% to 19.8%
best for roads / transport / potholes - on 3 related questions: Vote Leave responses range from 71.3% to 73.2%. Vote
Remain responses range from 5.0% to 8.5%
best for tax / VAT / Fuel Prices / cost of motoring - on 6 related questions: Vote Leave responses range from 63.1% to 74.9%. Vote
Remain responses range from 4.7% to 15.7%
best for the Haulage Industry? Vote Leave response =
69.2% and Vote Remain response = 15%
When asked ‘Which way will you vote in the EU Referendum?’: 76.4% said leave with 12.9% remain. As the age of respondents increases the likelihood of voting to leave the EU increases.
76% of respondents who run their own businesses favour leaving the EU with 81.2% of ‘white van men’ wanting out too. Nearly 7 out of 10 HGV drivers also wish to vote leave on Thursday.
The Full FairFuelUK Survey Summary can be viewed and downloaded at https://www.fairfueluk.com/EU/
Quentin Willson, Lead FairFuelUK Campaigner said regarding the Emissions issue: ‘The EU set air quality standards for the UK but failed spectacularly to test vehicle emissions accurately. Its time we took control and set up our own emissions testing system, a diesel scrappage scheme, increased VED on the oldest diesels and made the UK a world centre for low emission vehicle research and development. We’ve got infinitely more automotive skills than the European Commission - isn’t it time we used them?’
Quentin Willson, Lead FairFuelUK Campaigner said regarding White Van Man issue: ’If you’re wondering why White Van Man holds the Brussels EU liberal elite in such contempt, look at it from his side. Blizzards of needless legislation, disregard for UK sovereignty, uncontrolled migration that forces down wages and a monster yearly EU budget contribution that seems to support everybody but UK workers are just some of the reasons. The UK’s hard-working small businesses are asking what the EU has ever done for them?’