Which country has the most people?
It’s a popular question that’s received lots of attention this year as the number of people living in the European Union (EU) has risen from 6.1 million in 2013 to 8.6 million last year.
However, we’re not sure exactly how many people actually live in the 27-nation bloc.
According to the European Commission, about 8.3 million people live in Spain and 5.3 percent of the EU’s population, according to the EU Statistics Agency (Esa).
A survey of 2,000 Spaniards by the University of Valencia in December found that a third (31.7 percent) of Spaniards are either unemployed or underemployed, a percentage that has remained fairly stable for the past year.
A separate study by the Catalan government found that the share of Spaniard who have been unemployed has increased to 15 percent.
A study published in February by the Institute for Economic Research (IEA) found that unemployment is higher among younger people and women in Spain than in any other EU member state.
The study looked at unemployment among 16-24 year olds in Spain, as well as among Spaniards aged 25 to 64.
The number of EU nationals living in Spain has increased by almost 400,000 since 2011, according the EEA, to almost 7.5 million in the last year of the Franco dictatorship.
The increase in population is largely a result of the economic downturn that followed the EU-Turkey trade deal, which saw EU citizens fleeing to Turkey in the early 2000s.
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A recent poll by the French polling agency CEPI found that more than 70 percent of respondents want Britain to leave the EU.
In a poll conducted in April, the British public backed Brexit by a margin of 60 percent to 34 percent, according with Ipsos.
However, the country is still a long way from a referendum on the issue, with a turnout of just under 60 percent in June, according polling firm YouGov.