Outside the UK, only one country thinks Brexit was the right decision for Britain, according to pollsters

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Russia was the only one of 16 countries to show strong support for the UK's Brexit vote (Source: Getty)

Just one out of 16 countries believes that the Brexit vote was the right decision for the country, according to new polling figures.

Ipsos Mori last month quizzed 12,525 people online across nine European and seven non-European countries, but found that in only one did a majority support the Brexit verdict – Russia.

54 per cent of Russians surveyed said that Brexit was the right decision for the UK, and just 10 per cent said it was the wrong decision.

By contrast, the figures for the UK continue to show the public verdict on a knife edge.

In June, 48 per cent of Britons voted against Brexit, with Ipsos Mori's polling figures now showing that 51 per cent say it was the wrong decision.

Of the European states, Spain, Germany, Belgium and Sweden were the most certain that Brexit was wrong for Britain, with more than 60 per cent in each going against the referendum result.

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Support for a Remain vote among the non-Europeans was less clear with more than 50 per cent saying that either it was the right decision, or that they didn't know, in all seven countries.

Ipsos Mori's post-Brexit survey

Across Europe, 58 per cent of people said that they think Brexit would be somewhat to very negative for the UK's economy, with 46 per cent reporting the same among the non-European countries, with doubts strongest in Germany, Belgium and Japan.

However, it was again Russia that came out strongest in support of Brexit, with 47 per cent saying the UK would be strongest outside of the EU, followed by India, with 44 per cent.

Ipsos Mori's post-Brexit survey

And perhaps unsurprisingly, it is the British who most strongly feel that the UK should get good terms in a trade deal with the EU.

Just over half of the UK adults surveyed think the UK should be granted a favourable deal in order to reduce the overall negative impact of Brexit on the economy.

However, the strongest opposition was in France and Belgium, where more than one in three said the UK should be granted unfavourable terms in order to discourage other countries from seeking to leave.

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