There are plenty of polls asking the British population what they think about Brexit, but there are hardly any polls regarding Continental Europe's view on it; especially no recent ones.

Judging from my own personal bubble, we were shocked after the results of the 2016 Brexit Referendum and the turmoil thereafter; but increasingly saw the United Kingdom as a political liability and were relieved when they finally left the Union on 31st of December 2020. In this sense, we still consider UK's decision as ill-advised, but at the same time approve the completion of its withdrawal.

This of course is just an anecdotal view, but should demonstrate the nuance in opinion, and why I don't ask the question "Are Continental Europeans pro or contra Brexit?", because they may be both (Namely not wanting the UK to leave, but wanting this UK to leave). I also wonder whether animosity towards Britons and their government has increased, as they could be seen as ungrateful brats constantly overplaying their hands; or instead are admired for standing up to their interests, inspiring and strengthening euro-skeptic sentiments in Continental Europe.

How did the view of Continental Europe on Brexit change between the 2016 Referendum and today? (Please source with polls) This can also include opinions of populations outside the EU, as in Norway, Switzerland, or Serbia; but should not focus on a single country.

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    On the first glance, there have not been many polls about Brexit itself in that time range. There have been several on concrete questions like which scenario the EU should try to push in negotiations, whether it should allow another delay, etc. There were a few attempts to gauge (expectations of) economic consequences, but these were mostly directed at companies, not public opinion polls.
    – Hulk
    Feb 1, 2021 at 7:23
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    Comments deleted. The question is asking for polling data.This comment section is not a place to tell us your personal opinions or the opinions of your personal circle. And especially it's not a place to debate biases of different media outlets, and especially not those in the United States. For more information on how comments should and should not be used on this website, please review the help article about the commenting privilege.
    – Philipp
    Feb 1, 2021 at 10:09
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    @Fizz how does that make the question premature? Public opinion in the immediate aftermath of the end of the transition may not resemble public opinion in one year's time, much less five or ten, but it is a point of interest in its own right.
    – phoog
    Feb 1, 2021 at 14:32
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    There's clearly a lot going on right now and attitudes are likely to change very quickly based on developing situations. For example the current Vaccine situation has been called The Best Advert for Brexit by one European paper. Similar reporting is very likely to change mood dramtically depending on what happens over the next couple of weeks. I'd expect polling to be too volatile to be worth conducting at this stage. Remember Brexit basically on happened 31 days ago.
    – Jontia
    Feb 1, 2021 at 14:48
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    @raznagul From a scientific, sociological standpoint, sure. But at the practical level you're just feeding bullets into the political howitzer. Feb 1, 2021 at 16:49


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