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Europeans Ambivalent About the Euro

Posted by Gonzalo Schwarz
May 30, 2012

From the Associated Press:

LONDON — The debt crisis that has ravaged Europe for the best part of three years has exposed a dislike of the single currency but little desire to abandon it, a wide-ranging survey of public opinion found Tuesday.

Pew Research Center’s survey across eight European Union countries, including five members of the 17-country eurozone, indicated that the region’s financial problems have triggered full-blown fears about the future of Europe as a political project.

“This crisis of confidence is evident in the economy, in the future, in the benefits of European economic integration, in EU membership, in the euro and in the free market system,” Pew said in a statement accompanying its survey.

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