The latest MORI/Citigroup survey suggests support for the EU Constitution treaty is low in Great Britain. British views on the new EU Constitution still could be affected by persuasive arguments that it would be either good or bad for the country.
The project, part of regular surveys carried out for Citigroup Sterling Weekly, shows, one in five (21%) say they are generally in favour of Britain adopting the European constitution, but could be persuaded against if they thought it would be bad for Britain. More than a quarter (27%) are generally opposed to Britain adopting the European constitution, but could be persuaded in favour if they thought it would be good for Britain.
Fewer than one in 10 (eight per cent) strongly support the move and a quarter (25%) strongly oppose it.
The survey also shows most British people are still opposed to joining the single European currency. Three in five (55%) would vote against joining if there were a referendum and a quarter (30%) would vote for.
MORI interviewed a representative quota sample of 2,103 adults aged 16+, face-to-face in their homes, from 10-15 February 2005, in 196 sampling points in Great Britain. Data have been weighted to the known profile of the British population.
Q1 If there were a referendum now on whether Britain should be part of a single European currency, how would you vote?
|In favour of a single currency||26|
|Against a single currency||57|
Q2 If the Government were to strongly urge that Britain should be part of a single European currency, how would you vote?
|In favour of a single currency||30|
|Against a single currency||55|
Q3 Which of the following best describes your own view of Britain adopting the new European constitution?
|I strongly support Britain adopting the European constitution||10|
|I am generally in favour of Britain adopting the European constitution, but could be persuaded against if I thought it would be bad for Britain||21|
|I am generally opposed to Britain adopting the European constitution, but could be persuaded in favour if I thought it would be good for Britain||27|
|I strongly oppose Britain adopting the European Constitution||25|
The facts may have changed on Brexit - but people’s minds have not
Reflecting the national vote in the 2016 referendum, voters in Bedford split almost the same way, with 51.8% voting to leave the EU. Two years on, we joined the BBC Radio 4 Today programme to ask local Bedford residents what they have to say on the matter now.