How likely are the ‘big four’ European economies to vote leave the EU if Brexit works out? – Euronews
- Based on a survey commissioned by Euronews, Italy is the most likely of the “big four” member states to consider exiting the EU if Brexit proves beneficial to Britain.
- The survey gauged the opinion of 1,500 people in each of the four countries (6000 people in total) between July 17 -18. Of the four countries, respondents in Italy were the most in favour of exiting the EU – with nearly half of Italians (45%) either agreeing or strongly agreeing with the idea of an “Italexit.”
- France was the next most in favour with 38% supporting leaving the EU, followed by Spain with 37%. Germany were the least likely to consider exiting – with just 30% in favour.
- Meanwhile, on the question of whether the UK would benefit from leaving the EU in the long-term, even if there were short-term economic problems – 45% of French and 43% of Italian respondents believed that the UK would prosper outside of the bloc. Whereas only 35% of Spanish and 31% of German respondents felt that the UK would benefit.