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.
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”: