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Large Majority Rejects Idea of a Shared Currency According to World First Poll



Large Majority Rejects Idea of a Shared Currency According to World First Poll

  PR Newswire

  LONDON, December 18, 2012

LONDON, December 18, 2012 /PRNewswire/ --

The vast majority of people think that countries are 'economically better off'
when they have their own currency, according to the results of a recent YouGov
survey commissioned by the foreign exchange company, World First . ^[ ^i]

71% of those asked in the poll felt that nation states were economically
better off when they have their own unit of money, whilst just 7% said they
thought it was better for countries to share a single currency.

This new data comes on the back of a turbulent year for the euro, which has
forced the issue of the nature of Britain's involvement in the EU back to the
top of the political agenda.

Britain's unenthusiastic attitude to being part of the 'European club' is no
secret. A recent YouGov poll ^[ii] found that 47% of voters in the United
Kingdom would vote to leave the European Union, while 33% would vote to stay
in (with 14% undecided and 5% unwilling to vote).

Those questioned in the World First poll were less convinced about the future
prospects for the euro one way or another. In total, 57% felt that the euro in
its current form would probably break up in the next 12 months, while 29%
thought it would probably survive to the end of next year.

However, just 14% thought that the euro would collapse entirely with
individual countries going back to their old currencies.

When asked if the end of the euro would be good for the British economy, the
results were more mixed. 25% said it would be a good thing, whereas 35% said
they thought it would be bad for the British economy.

EDITOR'S NOTES

i. All figures, unless otherwise stated, are from YouGov Plc. Total sample
size was 1,859 adults. Fieldwork was undertaken between 7th - 8th November
2012. The survey was carried out online. The figures have been weighted and
are representative of all GB adults (aged 18+).

ii. All figures, unless otherwise stated, are from YouGov Plc. Total sample
size was 1,948 adults. Fieldwork was undertaken between 8th - 9th September
2010. The survey was carried out online. The figures have been weighted and
are representative of all GB adults (aged 18+).

Contact: For further enquiries contact: nick.jones@worldfirst.com /
+44-(0)207-801-2383
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