- Survey found 42 percent of citizens want a similar vote that led to Brexit
- Two thirds of population believe the EU 'is heading in the wrong direction'
- It will be seen as a blow to Chancellor Angela Merkel's immigration policy
- Respondents said Germany's migrant crisis is top of the list of challenges
Nearly half of Germans have indicated they want to follow Britain in holding a referendum on their EU membership.
A survey found 42 percent of citizens want a similar vote that led to Brexit, while two thirds of the population believe the European
Union 'is heading in the wrong direction'.
It will be seen as a blow to German Chancellor Angela Merkel who has been criticised for her open-door policy on immigration
which saw one million migrants enter the country last year.
The survey, carried out by TNS Infratest Politikforschung market research and analysis group, has revealed the extend to which
the nation is unhappy with the current ties to Brussels.
After Italy indicating it could follow the UK in wanting to leave the EU, it could be an indication Germany would be next.
Figures show 67 percent of Germans want the EU to change its political course and a massive 96 percent want the bloc to be
'more transparent and closer to the people', according to RT.
Only 39 percent of citizens think country's deal with Europe is a positive thing and a quarter believe it could threaten their
national identity with the majority of those asked considering themselves German and not European.
Although there is clear unrest with regards the country's relationship with Europe, only one in four welcome the so-called
Nearly 70 percent believe Brexit weakened the solidarity among EU members and 60 percent say Donald Tusk, president of the
European Council and Jean-Claude Juncker, president of the European Commission, should take a tough stance when
negotiating the UK's impeding exit from the EU with Theresa May.
Germany's migrant crisis is still considered the biggest modern challenge, according to RT.