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Britain voted to leave the EU on Thursday in a referendum that came down to the wire.
The turnout was a staggering 72.2% out of a possible 46,499,537 people who were entitled to take part in the vote. It is a record number for a poll in the UK.
Further, the vote was split almost right down the middle:
Leave: 51.9% with17,410,742 votes.Remain: 48.1% with 16,141,241 votes.
But, if a Google Trends analysis from Friday morning is to be believed, then a distinct portion of people didn’t know what the EU is or what leaving it would mean for the UK.
Here are the top questions asked in the UK on the EU as of 11:25 a.m. local time on Friday:
- Google Trends
Searches for “Irish passport” also spiked in the UK after the decision: