Open Europe EU renegotiation survey
Survey of the British public on behalf of Open Europe on David Cameron’s renegotiation of the terms of EU membership in the run-up to the referendum on whether to remain in or leave the EU
  • “Remain” has a 21 point lead over “Leave” on the EU referendum question: 56% of Britons say they would vote Remain compared to 35% who say they would vote Leave. This is little changed since September 2015.
  • The three issues held to be most important by the British public are: providing measures to ensure the UK will not be disadvantaged by decisions taken by the Eurozone states (i.e. countries that use the Euro) (76%); strengthening the European single market (76%); ensuring that new migrants coming to the UK from EU countries cannot receive in-work benefits, such as child benefits or tax credits, for four years (74%).
  • If David Cameron was successful in securing agreement on all demands up for negotiation, two thirds of British adults (65%) say they would vote to remain in the EU while one quarter (26%) say they would vote to leave.
  • If David Cameron did not secure agreement on any of the demands listed, the proportion of Britons saying they would vote to leave the EU increases from initial voting intention figures.
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Date Published
16/12/2015
Client
Open Europe
Methodology
ComRes interviewed 1,001 British adults via telephone between 11th and 13th December 2015. Data were weighted by age, gender, region and socio-economic grade to be representative of all GB adults.

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