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SURVEY: TWO-THIRDS OF GERMANS ATTACHED TO EURO.

Despite the crisis that continues to plague eurozone countries, 69% of Germans say that their country should keep the single currency and that the euro will still exist in the future, according to a survey conducted by the Forsa Institute and published by the German economic daily Handelsblatt on 9 April. This is the highest level of support for the euro since its introduction in 2002, reports Handelsblatt, which points out that some 50% of Germans were opposed to monetary union in 2012. The greatest support for the euro is expressed by the youngest and oldest age groups, with 71% of those aged 18 to 29 and over 60 in favour of keeping the euro. On the other hand, the 30-59-year-olds are most in favour of a return to the previous German currency. There is also greater mistrust of the euro among blue-collar workers, 46% of whom said the single currency should be abandoned, while 45% support it. The poll was carried out on 2 and 3 April on a representative sample of the population made up of 1,003 respondents.

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Publication:European Report
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Date:Apr 10, 2013
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