Ahead of Brexit vote, support for EU falls across Europe


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DW – June 8, 2016

A survey by the Pew Research Center suggests that support for the European Union has fallen in several EU states. In Germany, the EU’s popularity has fallen eight points to 50 percent in just a year.

The Pew survey revealed that 48 percent of British voters had an unfavorable opinion about the EU, compared to 44 percent who were in favor, a similar figure to recent national opinion polls.

But the research went further than simply polling the UK public, ahead of their referendum on EU membership on June the 23. It revealed that voters elsewhere in the 28-member bloc are also losing faith in the European project.