If you are a British citizen living outside the UK, you are invited to take part in an anonymous online survey run as an academic project by Dr Susan Collard and Professor Paul Webb from the Department of Politics at the University of Sussex. We are trying to build an up-to-date general profile of the UK’s global diaspora, which is traditionally 'hard to reach', and to investigate the political views and voting practices of Britons resident abroad.
You may have left the UK several decades ago and have no interest in UK politics, you may follow UK news every day online, or you may be somewhere in between. Whatever your particular circumstances, wherever you are, we would like as many participants as possible to take part in this original project, which is the first of its kind.
The survey is being rolled out using the ‘snowballing’ technique, which works like a chain letter, inviting people to circulate the online link to their organisations and/or to any British friends, family members and colleagues, encouraging them to complete the survey and to forward the link to their own contacts.
The survey is not funded by any external sponsor; it is a project indirectly funded from within the time contractually allocated to university academics for research. The survey findings will lead to original, evidence-based analysis to be published in a series of reports, blogs and academic articles in 2020-2021 with the aim of informing public debate over future legislation concerning the rights of non-resident British citizens.