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Report: Only 24% of Britons think they should be out of the EU

Report: Only 24% of Britons think they should be out of the EU

Just a quarter of Britons think their country should be out of the European Union, according to a report, the lowest percentage since Britons voted to leave the European bloc in 2016.

Britain will hold a general election on July 4, the first since the country officially left the EU in 2020. Although Europe has long been a divisive issue in British politics, the issue of Brexit has so far barely featured. in the pre-election campaign.

In the British Social Attitudes survey, conducted by the National Center for Social Research, 24% of respondents said Britain should be out of the EU, compared with 36% in 2019 and 41% in 2016.


The poll also found that the impact of Brexit on issues such as the economy and immigration is now seen more negatively than in 2019, when the previous election was held. The change is particularly evident among those who voted to leave the EU in 2016.

Around 40% of those who voted to leave think the economy is doing worse because of Brexit, compared to 18% who felt the same way in 2019. Almost two-thirds now believe immigration will increase as a result of leaving the EU, compared to only 5% who previously expected this to happen.

"In short, it appears that for many of those who voted to leave the EU, Brexit did not turn out as they expected," says the report, co-authored by pollster John Curtis.


The poll of 5,578 people, which was carried out between September 12 and October 31 last year, also found that public trust in government has fallen to a record low, with 45% believing the British government will "almost never decide ". the needs of the country over the interests of his political party.

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