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Do Europeans support austerity?

Debating Europe DO EUROPEANS SUPPORT AUSTERITY? AUSTERITY POLICIES Which countries EU28, 2013 interest is served DK/NA Yes it is working by these policies? Those under 35 10% DK/NA 14% Yes it is working, but it takes time 21% % among all respondents Those between 34% DK/NA 35-64 28% 11% Is the policy of austerity working in Europe? Who benefits the most from these policies? 31% Only certain 51% None countries 65 and older No it is not working 67% 6% DATA PUBLIC DEBT BEFORE AND AFTER CRISIS EU27, 2012 Countries where public debt has INCREASED (in % of GDP) Countries where public debt has DECREASED (in % of GDP) 156.9% 1 2001 1 2012 The % among respondents mentioned 'Only certain countries' 117.6% 123.6% whole of Europe 85.3% 90.2% 22% 40.7% Bulgaria -47.5% Denmark Belgium -3.8% -16.5% -6.9% Sweden 61.1% 35.2% 53.8% 103.7% | 14.1% 56.9% Germany 77 18.5% 45.8% 38.2% 99.6% Portugal +24.2% +82.4% +69.8% +53.2% +26.6% +33.3% EU27 Ireland Greece Latvia France France 48 United Kingdom 39 Greece 23 49.6% Italy 20 54.7% 66.0% Spain 20 Netherlands 19 Austria 17 106.5% Belgium 17 Sweden 16 Luxembourg 15 Denmark 12 THE ECONOMIC CRISIS AND PUBLIC OPINION Portugal 11 EU27, 2012 Finland 11 Poland 10 To emerge from the crisis, the EU should first.... Helping menmber states in economic difficulties... Romania Ireland 9. Cyprus 9. Bulgaria .reduce must be in compliance with common rules Czech Republic 8. public spending Croatia 23% boost economic growth and reduce public spending at the same time Slovakia Slovenia 80% Hungary 47% Lithuania Latvia 6. Estonia Malta 5 ... stimulate the economy 25% Sources: Eurostat, Eurobarometer, Gallup/Debating Europe September, 2013

Do Europeans support austerity?

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