66% of Poles believe that the Polish accession to the Euro zone will negatively affect the situation of their households – according to the latest TNS Polska report.46% of responders are convinced that the adoption of the common European currency will adversely affect their national identity.
Of the fact that Euro will have no impact on their sense of national identity are convinced 23% of the surveyed. According to 15%, the impact will be positive.
66% believe that the Polish accession to the Euro zone will affect the situation of their households. The opposite view has 13% of respondents, who expect a positive change. 10% consider that the adoption of the common currency will have no impact on the situation of their households.
According to TNS Polska, Poles are almost equally divided when it comes to opinions on the date of the Euro implementation. 45% are for it and 42% are against.
12% of respondents are in favour of the adoption of the Euro over the next 5 years, 16% – over the next 6 to 10 years, and 17% of respondents believe that the European currency should be implemented in more than 10 years.
Half of the respondents (50%) believe that the introduction of the Euro by Poland “would be a bad thing.” 14% are of the opposite view, and 27% of respondents believe that the currency change will be neither a good thing nor bad. 9% do not have an explicit opinion on the subject.
People aged 20-29 have expressed the most favourable opinions on the introduction of the common EU currency (22%), while the most people against it are among the oldest respondents – for 56% of people over 60 years of age the introduction of Euro would be a bad thing. TNS also shows that the number of positive views on Euro adoption increases with education. While 10% of people with primary education consider this a good idea, and as much as 55% as a bad one, 22% of university graduates think Euro should be introduced and 41% think it should not.
TNS have also examined the attitudes towards Euro among voters of individual political parties. Voters of the Polish Peasant Party (PSL) are the ones with the most favourable attitude (26%), then the United Left (20%) and Civic Platform (19%). Only 11% of the Law and Justice voters would consider it a good strategy for Poland, while 59% poorly rated the idea.
The vast majority of Poles believe that the introduction of Euro will have an impact on their households. As many as 2/3 are convinced that the impact will be negative, while only 13% think otherwise, expecting a positive change. Every tenth respondent believes that the adoption of Euro will not have any impact on the situation of their household. 11% have no opinion on the subject.
TNS conducted the study between 4 and 9 December on a representative sample of 1003 Polish citizens aged 15 years and older by direct and computer-assisted interviews.
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