Brexit Contagion Is Spreading Across the EU, Pew Study Finds

Opposition to the European Union is growing across the bloc, suggesting that anti-EU sentiment extends much further than traditionally skeptical Britain.

As the U.K. gears up for a referendum on whether to remain in the club of nations it joined in 1973, a survey of more than 10,000 people across Europe showed that voters from Italy and Poland to Greece and Sweden have lost faith in the EU. People in France — one of the six founding countries — now see the bloc less favorably even than those in the U.K., as the euro-area debt crisis and refugee influx take their toll.

“The British are not the only ones with doubts about the European Union,” said Bruce Stokes, the chief author of the Washington-based Pew Research Center report published Tuesday. “The EU is again experiencing a sharp dip in public support in a number of its largest member states.”

Bloomberg

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Craig Erlam

Craig Erlam

Senior Market Analyst - UK & EMEA at OANDA
Based in London, Craig Erlam joined OANDA in 2015 as a Market Analyst. With many years of experience as a financial market analyst and trader, he focuses on both fundamental and technical analysis while producing macroeconomic commentary. His views have been published in the Financial Times, Reuters, The Telegraph and the International Business Times, and he also appears as a regular guest commentator on the BBC, Bloomberg TV, FOX Business and BNN. Craig holds a full membership to the Society of Technical Analysts and is recognised as a Certified Financial Technician by the International Federation of Technical Analysts.
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