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Survey: NI would vote more strongly to remain in EU if another Brexit referendum held

A new poll has found Northern Ireland would vote more strongly to remain in the European Union if there was another Brexit referendum

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NORTHERN Ireland would vote more strongly to remain in the European Union if there was another Brexit poll, a new study has suggested.

A poll has found that 71 per cent would favour remain if there was another referendum compared to 56 per cent two years ago.

The survey, which was carried out by Cognisense, found that 58 per cent of adults would vote to remain, but that "adjusting the sample to remove those undecided, the endorsement of the UK remaining in the EU is in excess of 7 in 10 (71 per cent)".

In 2016, Northern Ireland voted 56 per cent to remain and 44 per cent to leave.

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Survey: NI would vote more strongly to remain in EU if another Brexit referendum held

The new poll of 1,000 people also found that those from a Protestant background, and those identifying primarily as British were "least likely to endorse remaining in the EU if a second referendum was staged at time of interview".

Questions about the border poll were also put to survey respondents, with more than half (56 per cent) saying they would vote to remain as part of the UK if a border poll was held. A fifth (21 per cent) would vote to become part of a united Ireland, with a similar proportion (23 per cent) undecided.

The poll also found that over three-fifths of those interviewed are in favour of same sex marriage being legally recognised in NI, with opposition increasing with age.

The survey, which was carried out from June 15 to 29, also found that the proportion of undecided voters was highest amongst younger people aged 16-24.

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