The British are Googling “What Is EU?” En Masse After Already Voting to Leave It

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Britain has voted to leave the European Union (EU) in the already-infamous Brexit, a historic move that will force the country into a major economic shift.

The move has also forced the resignation of British Prime Minister David Cameron, who campaigned for the country to remain in the EU.

“The British people have made the very clear decision to take a different path and as such I think the country requires fresh leadership to take it in this direction,” he said.

So, despite this major economical and political shift that will most likely result in a nasty recession, the majority of Britain’s citizens are left with several important questions. Most notably, “What is the EU?”

Nope, not joking. According to Google Trends, which collects the most searched-for terms in a particular region or country, Britain has turned to the almighty search engine to plug in basic, important questions about the EU and the effects of the Brexit, well after the polls were closed.

The other most common questions on the EU referendum can be found below:


Other countries, which are part of the EU and seem to be well aware of what it is, searched for more practical questions about the Brexit and trade.

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Spain’s last question is a poignant one.

Watch John Oliver warn his homeland against Brexiting on last week’s Last Week Tonight here, laugh in the face of awfulness with our gallery of the funniest Brexit tweets here and find out what the move means for the U.S. here.

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