The EU has announced that it will guarantee the rights of all British citizens who live in a EU Member State, without requiring a minimum length of residence. The British Government wishes to guarantee the rights of EU citizens in the UK, but only if they have lived in the country for at least 5 years, just like immigrants from anywhere else in the world. Which approach should the UK take?

Field work dates: 26 June 2017 - 30 June 2017
Data from: United Kingdom
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Results for: The EU has announced that it will guarantee the rights of all British citizens who live in a EU Member State, without requiring a minimum length of residence. The British Government wishes to guarantee the rights of EU citizens in the UK, but only if they have lived in the country for at least 5 years, just like immigrants from anywhere else in the world. Which approach should the UK take?
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30 June 2017
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The UK should guarantee the rights of EU citizens currently settled in Britain as well as any EU citizen who lawfully settles in the country in the future26%
The UK should guarantee the rights of EU citizens currently settled in Britain regardless of how long they have officially lived here15%
The UK should only guarantee the rights of EU citizens if they have lived in Britain for at least 5 years, which is the same requirement as for people coming to settle in the UK from outside of the EU42%
Not sure17%

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    The European Union has announced that it will guarantee the rights of all British citizens who live in a European Union Member State, without requiring a minimum length of residence. The British Government wishes to guarantee the rights of EU citizens in the UK, but only if they have lived in the country for at least 5 years, just like immigrants from anywhere else in the world. Which position is closest to your own preference?

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