Poles increasingly against euro
PR dla Zagranicy
A new opinion poll has found that 52 percent of respondents feel that joining the eurozone would have a negative effect on Poland.
The latest survey by TNS OBOP marks a two percent rise since December 2013, when 50 percent of those quizzed said they felt the introduction of the euro would be “bad” for Poland.
Although 44 percent of respondents said that they were in favour of taking up the euro, 16 percent argued that Poland should wait ten years.
As many as 63 percent of respondents stated that did not think joining the euro would have a positive effect on their individual financial situation, and 13 percent forecast it would not make any difference.
Meanwhile, 45 percent of those surveyed said that Poland's adoption of the single currency would have a detrimental effect on Poles' sense of national identity. The opposite opinion was held by 13 percent of respondents, while 18 percent said that abandoning the zloty would be neither good nor bad for the national identity.
The survey was carried out from 7 March to 12 March on 1000 people across Poland. The country has been an EU member state since 2004. (nh)