How much do you know about the EU? 73% got it wrong

A ComRes poll for The Independent asked the public whether a series of statements about the EU were true or false. Match your knowledge against theirs

John Rentoul
Sunday 15 May 2016 10:40
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Do you need a passport to go from the UK to another EU country?
Do you need a passport to go from the UK to another EU country?

These are the statements that ComRes put to a representative sample of British adults. Do you know which are true and which are false?

The UK pays more into the EU budget than it gets back

There are 29 countries in the European Union

UK citizens need a passport to get into another EU country

The European Parliament meets 12 times a year in Strasbourg and the rest of the year in Brussels

Most British laws have to be approved by the European Parliament

The Treasury estimates that if Britain leaves the EU it would cost the average household £4,300 a year by 2030

The EU has an official anthem

The EU is responsible for setting taxes in Britain

The EU has an official army

Click here for the answers, and to find out how the general public fared.

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