November 20, 2012

Where the British Stand on Europe

Ipsos MORI, Ipsos MORI

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The British public is split on the future of Britain’s relationship with the European Union according to a new Ipsos MORI poll. Around half (48%) of Britons say they would vote to leave the EU in a referendum while 44% would vote for Britain to stay. But when offered more options, the public shows a broader range of views: 13% want closer political and economic integration 29% want to keep the relationship broadly as it is now 28% want Britain to be part of an economic community, without political links 23% want to leave the European Union altogether Appetite for further integration has notably fallen since 1996 when a quarter (24%) wanted a closer union.

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TAGGED: European Union, UK, Polls


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