Some three quarters of Czechs are against euro adoption --poll


09.05.2014 17:22

Prague - Roughly three quarters of Czechs are against euro adoption and around one fifth favour it, according to an April poll of public opinion research centre CVVM whose results were made available to CTK today.


Euro - EU - měna - logo - znak. Ilustrační foto. ČTK-AP

The stance of Czechs to the euro has hardly changed in the last several years.

The poll shows that 76 percent of people disagree with the euro´s introduction and 47 percent of them are resolutely against it.

The share of the opponents is the same as two years ago, and last year the share reached 77 percent.

On the other hand, 19 percent of Czechs would welcome the euro and 4 percent are clearly in favour of it. The share stood at 18 percent last year and was the same as this year two years ago.

Younger people back the euro more than older ones. Among the euro´s supporters are often people with university education, good standard of living, students and voters of the Social Democrats (CSSD) and movement ANO.

Among the opponents are more frequently people who see the current economic situation as poor, pensioners, voters of the Communists (KSCM) and people who do not go to the polls, says CVVM´s press release.

The results of a survey that agency STEM made in March are a bit different. They show that 24 percent of Czechs are in favour of the euro and their share grew by 7 percentage points in the last year and a half.

The common European currency was categorically rejected by 48 percent of people, compared with 55 percent in September 2012. Another 28 percent of Czechs were rather against euro adoption.

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