Support for the EU is at an all-time low in the UK. A third of the British public now want to leave the EU: up from around one in 10 % twenty years ago and our British Social Attitudes shows the trend has accelerated over the last 5 years in the aftermath of the financial crisis. On top of this, another four in 10 want reduced powers for the EU. So a lot of people in the UK - two-thirds - are not happy with the status quo.

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