Conducted by the research center of Barcelona, a survey of attitudes revealed a decline in supporters of the idea of independence of Catalonia from Spain. In the form shown in the Financial Times chart shows that in 2017, their share has been steadily falling and in summer was about 41%. At the same time almost 50% were ready to vote against independence.
The referendum on independence held in Catalonia on 1 October. He was trying to stop the Spanish authorities. If more than 50% of voters want independence, it will be announced within 48 hours — regardless of the turnout.