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Pollster: 55% of Estonians predict EU likely to fall

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An opinion poll on attitudes towards the European Union has been performed in Estonia in August, with its results showing 77% Estonian EU membership support, while more than a half of respondents have expressed scepticism about EU future in the long run.

ERR reports that the poll was commissioned by Estonian Institute of Social Research and conducted by Turu-uuringute.

«Over half, or 55 percent, of respondents replied to the question ‘In your opinion, will the EU continue to exist in the long term?’ with ‘No’ or ‘Likely not,» ERR cited institute’s analyst Art Johanson as commenting.

«The results reflect people’s slight uncertainty about the future of the EU, which may be the result of Brexit or the refugee crisis and the eurozone’s economic problems» Johanson evaluated.

Meanwhile, the vast majority of Estonians’ support of their country’s membership in the EU remains, with 77 percent of respondents suggesting Estonia should remain in the union, which is, however, a down from 82% in a similar poll of January 2016..

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