Only 7 per cent – fewer than one in 14 – wanted to increase the powers of Brussels or move toward a European government, the report said.

‘Voters in Britain have so far emerged from the Brexit process more critical of Britain’s membership of the EU,’ the researchers said.

Those whose perceptions, sense of identity and values already predisposed them in 2015 to take a sceptical view of the EU have particularly come to the view that the UK should leave.’