An overwhelming majority of people in the UK and France agreed with the slogan “We can no longer be happy”, the results of an online poll showed on Sunday.

The poll found the slogan, first used in the US by comedian John Oliver, was popular across the three nations.

But the sentiment was most strongly felt in the French capital, where a majority of respondents agreed with it, the BBC reported.

The survey, conducted by French polling company BVA, also found that 76 per cent of respondents thought the slogan was an “unfortunate” slogan, while just 17 per cent thought it was a “positive” one.

More than a quarter of respondents in the two countries said they were unhappy with the way the country has gone since last year’s Paris attacks, the poll showed.

It also found more than half of French respondents, 55 per cent, thought that the Paris attacks “demonised Islam”, while 22 per cent said it “demeaned all Muslims”.

France is currently in the middle of a series of attacks by Islamic extremists, including suicide bombings and shootings in the city of Nice and a rampage in Paris that left 129 dead.