Saturday 04 December 2021

Anti-EU sentiment grows: 39% of Dutch back exit, 39% want to stay

A year before the next European parliamentary elections, 39% of the Dutch are in favour of leaving the EU, according to a new poll by Gallup.

Gallup polled a representative sample of 1,500 people in the Netherlands, plus similar numbers in Denmark, France, Germany, Poland and Britain.

Asked if they would vote in favour of leaving the EU in a referendum, 39% of the Dutch said they would. The same proportion said they would vote against.

In addition, 44% of the Dutch said they felt the EU was moving in the wrong direction, compared with 34% who think things are going well.

In Britain, a majority favour a pull-out, the survey found, while in France two-thirds of French people think the European Union is headed in the wrong direction.

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