- MORI interviewed a representative quota sample of 1,068 British adults aged 18+ at 49 constituency sampling points throughout Great Britain.
- Interviews were conducted face-to-face, in street, on 27 April 1996.
- Data were weighted to match the profile of the population.
- The survey was conducted on behalf of the Sun and published on 29 April 1996.
To supplement the Sun survey, MORI was commissioned by the European newspaper to research attitudes to three questions in France and Germany. - Cross-national trends
- A representative sample of 508 German adults aged 18+ across all 16 Bundeslander were interviewed by telephone on 30 April 1996 by gdp Markt-und Meinungsumfragen Gmbh (Hamburg)
- A representative sample of 525 French adults were interviewed by telephone on 30 April-1 May 1996 by BVA.
- Data were weighted to match the profiles of the populations.
Q1 How would you vote if there was a General Election tomorrow? IF UNDECIDED OR REFUSED Which party are you most inclined to support?
(Figures exclude 8% would not vote, 6% undecided and 3% refused)
I would now like to ask you some questions about Britain and Europe.
Q2 How concerned are you about how the European Union (Common Market) develops in the future?
|Not very concerned||13|
|Not at all concerned||9|
Q3 Would you personally like to see a referendum held on Britain's future in Europe before the general election, on the same day as the general election, at some time after the general election, or would you not like to see a referendum on this issue at all?
|Yes, referendum before the election||54||61|
|Yes, referendum on election day||6||7|
|Yes, referendum at some time after the election||13||14|
|No, would not like to see referendum||18||16|
Q4 Which of these options best describes your own preference for Britain's future role in Europe?
|Britain and other member states of the European Union moving towards closer Political and economic integration||24||21||29||20||19|
|Britain's relationship with Europe remaining broadly the same as at present||24||25||23||25||15|
|Britain returning to being part of an economic community, without political links||28||34||26||34||43|
|Britain leaving the European Union altogether||19||19||18||17||23|
|None of these||4||*||3||3||-|
Q5 If it became clear that it would not be possible for Britain to return to being part of an economic community without political links, and there were a referendum on whether Britain should stay in or get out of the European Union, how would you vote?
I would now like to ask you about some of the issues involving Europe and the European Union that have been in the news recently.
Q6 For each one I read out, could you tell me how, if it all, it has affected your overall opinion of the European Union - has it improved, stayed the same or got worse?
|Improved||Stayed same||Got worse||Don't know||Net better|
|The debate over European fishing rights||2||23||63||12||-61|
|The Beef / BSE controversy||5||28||63||4||-58|
|The rulings made by the European Courts of Justice and Human Rights||17||34||34||15||-17|
Q7 At the moment, a number of ideas are being considered for the future of the European Union. On balance, would you support or oppose Britain participating in each of the following.....?
|Support||Oppose||Don't know||Net better|
|A United States of Europe||27||57||16||-30|
|A single European currency||32||58||10||-26|
|A Central bank of Europe||31||54||15||-23|
|A single, co-ordinated foreign policy||29||49||22||-20|
|Fully integrated armed forces||36||50||14||-14|
|A Supreme Court of Europe||35||48||17||-13|
Q8 Looking to the future, who would you prefer to see decide Britain's economic policy - a Central Bank of Europe or the British Government?
|Central Bank of Europe||14|
Q9 At the moment, the European Court of Justice has the power to overturn decisions made by courts in Britain. On balance, do you think the European Court should or should not have this power?
Q10 And at the moment, each member state of the European Union, including Britain, has the right to veto or block proposals for new European legislation. It has been proposed that this veto should be removed, and decisions be taken by a qualified majority of member states. On balance, do you think that Britain should keep its right to veto, or not?
|Britain should keep right to veto||77|
|Britain should not keep right to veto||14|
Q11 In principle, who do you think should have the power to regulate conditions of employment, for example on working hours and health & safety - the British Government or the European Union?
Q12 On balance, do you support or oppose the following?
Double-digit lead for SNP but a majority of the public think Michael Matheson should resign
6 in 10 people in Scotland think Michael Matheson should resign as Cabinet Secretary for Health and Social Care over the issue of his data roaming bill, according to the latest Ipsos Scottish Political Monitor in partnership with STV News.