Who cares about Europe?
Certain people in certain political parties seem obsessed with the UK’s relationship with Europe and our position within the EU. But how much do the UK electorate actually care about Europe as an issue? Does the rise of the single-issue party Ukip actually have anything to do with their one policy goal?
There’s some interesting quantitative data that can be gleaned from Google Trends on this issue, given people generally tend to search for information on issues that are important to them (see also Google Flu Trends).