British public opposes a second referendum by almost 2 to 1

British public opposes a second referendum by almost 2 to 1

Most of the country oppose a second EU referendum, even if Scotland were to become independent

Less than a week after the public narrowly voted to leave the European Union, many remain supporters have called upon the government to hold a second referendum with stricter conditions. The petition calling for this, which is the most popular ever, has been signed by over four million people.

The latest research from YouGov/Channel 5 shows, however, that most British people (58%) oppose holding a second referendum. This includes not only 91% of Leave voters, but also 29% of Remain voters. 11% don't know.

Even in an extreme situation, such as the break up of the United Kingdom, most people (51%) still oppose holding a second referendum. In the event of Scottish independence, only 30% of people would support holding a second referendum. 

Support for a second referendum is also not much higher once the terms of Britain's exit have been negotiated, with 33% in favour of a second referendum then and 51% against it. 

See full poll results here.

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