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58% of Britons would like to rejoin the EU

Jun 23, 2023

Seven years after the Brexit referendum, the share of Britons who want to rejoin the EU has risen to its highest level since 2016.

This is evidenced by the results of a YouGov poll, The Guardian reports.

Excluding those who said they would not vote or did not know, 58.2% of people in Britain would vote to return to the EU.

The lowest level of support for re-joining the EU at 47% was recorded in early 2021.


Although attitudes toward EU membership in the UK have changed significantly since the referendum, a slight majority of respondents (51%) still think it is unlikely that Britain will rejoin the EU in the future.

However, this figure is more or less consistently declining - two years ago it was 62%. At the same time, 29% of respondents in the UK told YouGov in April that they believe the country is likely to return to the EU - up from 21% in early 2021.

British confidence in the future of the EU also increased significantly in the immediate aftermath of the referendum. For the first time in history, more British respondents (41%) said they were optimistic about the union's prospects than pessimistic (36%).

Author - Olena Madiak, 23/06/2023

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