EU citizens fear Brexit more – survey

European citizens are more concerned about a so-called Brexit than the British people themselves, said a survey published on Wednesday, two months before Britain votes on whether to leave the European Union.1614288

The survey of five European countries by TNS found 78 percent of Germans, more than two-thirds of Spaniards and almost six out of 10 French wanted Britain to stay in the EU.

That far outstripped the 38 percent of Britons who backed staying in the union, only slightly more than the 34 percent who want to leave, according to TNS. Some 28 percent were still undecided.

The question will be put to a referendum on June 23, when the British public will vote on whether to stay part of the 28 member European Union or strike out alone.

The issue has split the British government, with Prime Minister David Cameron facing viscious opposition from senior figures in his own party such as Justice Secretary Michael Gove and London Mayor Boris Johnson.

Brits currently expect the ‘In’ camp to win it – 40 percent expect Britain to stay in the EU, according to Wednesday’s survey, compared to 26 percent who expect voters to back leaving.