A new survey has laid bare the extent to which people here think their financial situation will be impacted by Brexit.

It found a quarter think that their personal finances will be majorly influenced by the departure of the UK from the EU.

While two out of every five respondents said it would have a moderate effect.

The poll was carried out by RED C on behalf of utility switching website bonkers.ie and questioned a representative sample of over 1,000 adults here in the middle of March.

The results show that people living in rural areas are more concerned about the impact of Brexit on their pocket, with 32% or rural dwellers saying they are worried.

 A further 16% said they don’t know what Brexit will mean for them, reflecting the uncertainty being felt across the wider economy.

A fifth of those questioned, however, were confident that Brexit will only have a minimal impact on their spending choices.