EU referendum: How much do you actually know about the EU? Take our quiz

Are members of the European Parliament elected or unelected? 

The British union flag and the European union flag outside City Hall, central London
The British union flag and the European union flag outside City Hall, central London

With a week to go until the polls open in the EU referendum, it appears many British people remain ignorant about the very institution they are voting on whether to remain part of or leave.

According to research released earlier this week, Britons are “still very shaky on fundamental aspects” of the UK’s relationship with the EU.

From immigration to benefits to the amount the UK contributes to the EU on an annual basis, respondents in a survey of 1,000 people were significantly wide of the mark when it came to answering questons about the EU.

For example, 84 per cent of people think the UK is in the top three contributors to the EU budget. 23 per cent think it is the single biggest. In fact, the UK is in fourth place behind Germany, France and Italy.

The Independent has put together a quiz so you can test your knowledge on some of the basic aspects of the EU.

Let us know how you get on in the comments below.

The EU referendum debate has so far been characterised by bias, distortion and exaggeration. So until 23 June we we’re running a series of question and answer features that explain the most important issues in a detailed, dispassionate way to help inform your decision.

What is Brexit and why are we having an EU referendum?

Will we gain or lose rights by leaving the European Union?

What will happen to immigration if there's Brexit?

Will Brexit make the UK more or less safe?

Will the UK benefit from being released from EU laws?

Will leaving the EU save taxpayers money and mean more money for the NHS?

What will Brexit do to UK trade?

How Brexit will affect British tourism

What will Brexit mean for British tourists booking holidays in the EU?

Will Brexit help or damage the environment?

Will Brexit mean that Europeans have to leave the UK?

What will Brexit mean for British expats?

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