A new survey has found that Catholics in the North are more likely than Protestants to vote to remain within the European Union in the upcoming ‘Brexit’ referendum.
The poll carried out by Belfast market research agency Millward Brown Ulster indicates that 56% of adults intending to vote in the referendum will choose to remain in the EU, while 26% say they will vote to leave and 18% are still undecided.
Of those surveyed 70% of Catholics said they would vote to stay within the EU compared to 41% of Protestants, 38% of whom state they wish to leave compared to just 12% of Catholics.
The results also show that females are more likely than males to wish to maintain the status quo, with 60% of women surveyed indicating they would vote to stay and 17% would vote to leave. A desire to remain within the EU is predominant across all age groups, although the strength of support to remain in the EU decreases with age.