On the morning after the referendum, the British began to frantically google, what is the European Union

    “The best argument against democracy is five minutes of conversation with an ordinary voter”
    Winston Churchill

    This morning the world was shocked by the news of the results of the referendum in the UK. Citizens of this country completely unexpectedly, contrary to forecasts, voted for secession from the European Union. And although the referendum is not legally binding, the will of the people is a powerful signal for the British government to implement such a decision de jure.

    While the leaders of euro skeptics celebrated their success, the British, who woke up in the morning, were surprised at the new rate of the British pound, which fell immediately by 10% to a record low in the last 35 years and everything else that is happening in the world. Some now say they would vote otherwise.in the referendum, if aware of the consequences.

    Interesting results are given by the analysis of search queries on Google from the UK. This morning, about eight hours after the end of the referendum, Google recorded a sharp increase in search queries not only related to the counting of votes, but also the most basic issues related to the consequences of leaving the European Union.

    For example, the number of search queries "What happens if we leave the European Union" has more than tripled . That is, only after the referendum, people began to look for information, and what will happen.

    The most popular searches from the UK regarding the referendum:

    1. How to vote in a referendum on the European Union?
    2. What is Brexit?
    3. Who can vote in a referendum on the European Union?
    4. When is the EU referendum?
    5. Where can I vote?
    According to Google Trends. The

    most popular search queries from the UK for the European Union:

    1. Why should we stay in the European Union?
    2. Why do we have to leave the European Union?
    3. What happens if we leave the EU?
    4. Who won the EU debate?
    5. Which countries are in the European Union?
    According to Google Trends

    Inserted absolute historic record in the number of pound sterling requests.

    In recent days, before the referendum between supporters and opponents of Brexit, fierce disputes broke out, which had little to do with the economy, and often the emotional aspects associated with fears of an influx of immigrants. For eurosceptics it became the main trump card to convince citizens progosovat for withdrawal from the EU, writes the newspaper of The Washington You the Post .

    It can be understood that the British had no idea about the consequences of voting for leaving the European Union. But the most interesting thing is that many of them did not even know what the European Union is !

    Here are the Google Trends statisticson the most popular search queries from the UK related to the European Union, since the announcement of the referendum results .

    1. What does exit from the European Union mean?
    2. What is the European Union?
    3. Which countries are in the European Union?
    4. What happens now if we leave the European Union?
    5. How many countries are there in the European Union?
    According to Google Trends

    , the question “What is the European Union?” Is particularly highlighted. Perhaps this question has now become much more serious than the British, who typed it in Google, thought.

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