Press Release – Sovereignty

MEDIA RELEASE: January 2023                                                                                                                                                                                         

Most Bermuda residents continue to oppose Bermuda becoming a sovereign state, with the strength of opposition growing recently.

BERMUDA: Recently Premier David Burt has made numerous public comments about the possibility of Bermuda becoming a sovereign state. When asked if residents support or oppose Bermuda securing their sovereignty from the United Kingdom, a strong majority of residents (83%) were in opposition, while only ten percent were in support and seven percent were unsure in this regard.

There has consistently been a majority of the population that oppose Bermuda as a sovereign state. However, these recent results represent an increase in opposition, particularly those who completely oppose such a move. When this question was last asked in September of 2019, 72 percent of residents were opposed (up 11 points in

Across demographics, opposition decreases somewhat with age. At the same time, opposition is greater among white residents, wherein 95 percent indicate they are either mostly opposed or completely opposed. Those with household incomes over $75k more commonly report being completely opposed compared with those with lower incomes.

These results reflect opinions of 219 adult Bermuda residents (18 years or age or older), conducted from November 21st to December 6th, 2022. The questions are not commissioned by a third party and were collected independently by Narrative Research Bermuda. The results presented in this document were collected from Narrative Research Bermuda’s proprietary online panel of adult residents, Bermuda Voice. Per industry standards, a margin of error cannot be ascribed to online survey results.

For more information, please contact:

Graham Redford, Managing Partner, Narrative Research Bermuda, 278 8882 or

Margaret Chapman, COO and Partner, Narrative Research, (902) 492-3834 or