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Cyprus in top ten least popular countries Brits would live after possible Brexit

Cyprus was among the top ten countries Brits would not like to live in should the UK vote in favour of a Brexit in June, a poll published in the Guardian on Sunday showed.

The extensive poll covered numerous categories of questions related to a Brexit. One of the questions asked was: “If you were to live in another EU country aside from Britain, which would you most want to live in?”

Cyprus did not make it to this list. Top was Spain, followed by Italy, France, Ireland, Germany, Sweden, the Netherlands,, Austria, Malta and Greece.
“Bearing in mind it’s the nation’s favourite holiday destination and also has a large British expat population, it’s unsurprising that Spain is also the EU country that, other than the UK, we would most like to live in,” the Guardian article said.

“Spain is the most popular country of residence for both genders and for every age group above 25. However, among 18-24s, Italy is almost twice as popular (20% to Spain’s 11%). Italy is also the most popular choice among Londoners (14%) while Spain is less popular in the capital than elsewhere in the country; it ranks sixth among Londoners behind Italy, Austria, France, Germany and Sweden.”

To the question which would be the country they would least like to live in, Cyprus was number 10 in the least popular spots for a move by Brits.
“There’s a clear winner when it comes to the EU country where Britons would least like to live: Romania. 25% identify it as the country they would least like to live in, while the three nearest challengers (Bulgaria, Lithuania and Poland) were selected by a combined 21% (7% each). Romania is the least popular among Britons of both genders and all ages, with the exception of 18-24s who are slightly more likely to dislike living in Poland (15% v 14%),” the article said.
Full survey results at

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