Poles wary of switching to euro: survey
PR dla Zagranicy
Forty-seven percent of Poles believe that adopting the euro would be bad for their country, while only 14 percent say it would be beneficial, according to a survey by Kantar Public.
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In addition, 49 percent of those polled believe that introducing the euro would be bad for the Polish economy, while 17 percent hold the opposite view.
The remainder are either undecided or believe there would be no net effect.
The poll also revealed a divide across the political spectrum, as 58 percent of people identifying as right-wing believe that joining the eurozone would harm the country, compared to only 26 percent of those identifying as left-wing.
Sixty-two percent of those supporting the governing Law and Justice (PiS) party said switching to the euro would harm the country, while 30 percent of supporters of the opposition Civic Platform (PO) party held the same view, as did a similar proportion of supporters of the liberal Nowoczesna (Modern) party.
The only party currently in support of Poland adopting the euro is Nowoczesna, while PiS is against, and the PO supports adoption sometime in the future.
The survey was conducted in early December using a representative sample of 1,059 adult residents and employing computer-assisted personal interviewing. (sl/gs)