New survey sees percentage of Catalans against independence rise

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Support for independence in Catalonia continues to fall, while the distance between those in favor and those against secession from Spain is growing. 

That’s according to the latest survey from the regional government’s official CEO research center, which shows that 41.9% of Catalan citizens are in favor of independence while 48.8% reject it – the latter being the highest figure since July 2017.

The survey was carried out between September 16 and October 7 of this year, and is based on interviews with 1,500 people.

The polling was performed before a recent Supreme Court ruling that jailed nine pro-independence leaders for their involvement in the 2017 pro-secession drive and a unilateral declaration of independence.

On answering the question “Do you believe that Catalonia should be…,” most of those interviewed – 33.6% – chose “an independent state” from the four options listed.