Euroscepticism is most common in Wales, the Midlands and among the over-60s; however the wording of any potential referendum question on EU membership will be crucial for the result.
LSE European Politics and Policy (EUROPP) Blog
(23 Jul 2012)
Support is growing for a referendum on the UK’s membership of the European Union.
Thomas Raines examines the demographics of British Euroscepticism and concludes that
although some groups show strong support for the UK’s withdrawal, others, such as
businesses, government, NGOs and the media oppose a referendum, and would vote to
stay within the EU if one were held. In addition, the wording of any referendum question is
crucial – leaving the EU is not the most popular option when voters are given a wider set of
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