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Why have Britons always been so wary of the European Union? Polls consistently report a three-to-two majority for withdrawal. How come? Do we scorn continentals as inferior to us? Is there a lingering hatred of the Germans? Do we find the French untrustworthy? Is it our island status that makes us want to keep our distance? In a special survey for Prospect, YouGov explored our underlying feelings.

Our results dispose of two myths. First, we found few signs that we think Britain is best at tackling major social problems. Asked who…

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