Eurobarometer: who’s for and against TTIP in EU

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Map taken from Eurobarometer interactive website

The latest Eurobarometer poll results reveal that fifty-eight percent of European Union citizens support the idea of a transatlantic trade and investment agreement (TTIP), while a quarter of the surveyed are against.

 

Last autumn, the European polling agency asked Europeans whether they were ‘for’ or ‘against’ what it termed ‘a free trade and investment agreement between the EU and the USA’. The answers show that Eastern, Southern and Northern Europeans favour the idea most, with Estonians, at 72 percent favourable views, leading the fray.

 

The Austrians (53 percent against) and the Germans (41 percent against) are the most sceptic, yet Austria is the only country with a majority against. The French are divided (50 percent in favour).




 

Details of the results are in the table below, reproduced here from data provided by the Eurobarometer website

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Question: “What is your opinion on each of the following statements? Please tell me for each statement, whether you are for it or against it. (ONE ANSWER PER LINE). A free trade and investment agreement between the EU and the USA”:

 

FOR AGAINST DON’T KNOW
EU average 58 25 17
Austria 39 53 8
Belgium 66 26 8
Bulgaria 64 14 22
Croatia 67 23 10
Cyprus 59 25 16
Czech Republic 62 25 13
Denmark 71 17 12
Estonia 72 11 17
Finland 62 21 17
France 50 33 18
Germany 39 41 20
Greece 61 32 7
Hungary 62 28 10
Ireland 71 15 14
Italy 58 22 20
Latvia 66 18 16
Lithuania 79 9 12
Luxembourg 40 43 17
Malta 75 11 14
Netherlands 74 18 8
Poland 73 11 16
Portugal 60 23 17
Romania 75 11 14
Slovakia 62 26 12
Slovenia 57 31 12
Spain 63 19 18
Sweden 59 26 15
United Kingdom 65 19 16
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