Almost half of Europeans think their own country should hold a referendum on its EU membership

Almost half (45%) of Europeans in the researched countries think their own country should hold a referendum on its EU membership, according to an IPSOS MORI poll. 

When asked how they would vote if a referendum on their country’s EU membership was held now, a third of Europeans in the selected countries say they would vote for their country to leave the EU. However, this figure differs markedly among the researched EU countries – almost half (48%) of Italians and roughly four in ten Frenchmen and Swedes (41% and 39% respectively) say they would vote “out” in a referendum on the EU in their country; in comparison, just one in five (22%) Poles would vote for their country to leave the EU if a referendum was organised now.

The idea that ‘Brexit’ might start a domino effect with other countries then leaving the EU is shared by around half (48%) of those in the researched EU countries

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(Read full analysis of the IPSOS MORI poll here)