Italy would be most likely to consider leaving the EU, if Brexit proves to have a positive effect on the British economy five years after Britain left the bloc. France and Spain showed moderate interest in changing their relations with the EU, while Germany was the least likely to consider leaving the Union, according to the study.
The results were obtained in a recent poll by Redfield and Wilton Strategies, which surveyed 1,500 people in each of the four countries, 6,000 people in total, between July 17 and July 18.
Pollsters asked those polled, “I’ll be more likely to support my country’s exit from the EU if the UK and its economy are doing well in five years, okay or not?” “
He revealed that Italians were the most in favor of learning the EU, with 45% agreeing or strongly agreeing with the idea of ââan âItalexitâ.
France came in second with 38%, followed shortly by Spain with 37%.
The Germans were the least likely to consider such a move with only 30 percent in favor.
They were also the most likely to oppose the bloc exit, with 37% either disagreeing or strongly disagreeing with the idea.
Germany was followed by Spain at 28 percent, with France and Italy at 20 percent.
Respondents were also asked whether they believed the UK would benefit from leaving the EU in the long term.
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The poll results coincide with rising anti-EU sentiment in Italy following the coronavirus pandemic.
Last month, Gianluigi Paragone, a former senator in the anti-establishment 5-star movement dubbed “Italy’s Nigel Farage”, launched his “Italexit” party.
The new party, modeled on Mr. Farage’s Brexit Party, promises to liberate Italy “from the cage of the European Union and the single currency”.
Anti-EU sentiment began to strengthen in Italy, as many Italians felt abandoned by the bloc at the height of the coronavirus pandemic, as the country quickly became the epicenter of Europe.
Italian hospitals were quickly overwhelmed, health workers were in desperate need of personal protective equipment, and life-saving equipment was scarce.
But the call for help has largely fallen on deaf ears, with member states ignoring Italy’s call for help.
The EU hopes it has quelled unrest in the county with its â¬ 750 billion (Â£ 674 billion) coronavirus recovery fund, of which Italy has proven to be a great benefactor.