VoteWatch Europe, together with other 7 associations, supports the call by ESOMAR for the establishment of a fully cross-party expert group composed of academics, experts from research and civil society organisations, and representatives of the EU institutions, to look at the causes of the outcome of the Brexit referendum. ESOMAR is a world organization promoting the value of market and opinion research in effective decision-making.
An extensive research on the will and aspirations of the electorate would provide evidence-based guidance to all of those who have the responsibility of building the new political architecture within the context of Britain’s referendum’s result.
VoteWatch Europe, as the leading organization providing evidence-based analyses on the voting behavior of the representatives in the European Parliament and the European Council, shares the idea that supporting research is key in order to fill the representativeness gap between citizens and policy makers.
The full letter is available here.