Young people more aware of Brexit impact on pets, says NOAH

New research by the National Office of Animal Health (NOAH) of over 1,000 pet owners has highlighted a stark divide in attitudes and awareness of the impact of Brexit on our pets across the age spectrum, with young owners seemingly much better-informed than older members of the population.

The research, conducted by Censuswide, revealed that under-24s are almost three times more likely to believe that the health of the UK’s pets could decline significantly as a result of Brexit (30% of those aged 18-24 compared to 9% for 55+ age group), and almost twice as likely to believe that the Government should abandon the Brexit process compared with the 55+ age group (22% compared to 13%).

While 44% of young people aged 20-24 would have changed their vote had they known about the potential impact when voting, just 13% of the 55+ age group would have done the same.

NOAH chief executive Dawn Howard said: “This new research demonstrates the significant generational divide when it comes to the Brexit debate.”

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