Polls shows euroscepticism on rise

A new poll shows euroscepticism is on the rise.

A newly-released poll has showed euroscepticism is on the rise among four of the big European Union members: Germany, France, Italy and Spain.

The opinion poll was conducted by the Ifop and published by the French daily La Croix on Tuesday.

When questioned if EU membership is a bad thing, 37 percent of Spaniards agreed compared to 26 percent in June 2012.

The level also rose in the three other countries to 43 percent in France from 38 percent, 44 percent in Germany from 36 percent and 45 percent in Italy from 39 percent.

According to the survey, there is a growing number of citizens in Germany, Spain and Italy who want to see their country pull out of the eurozone while in France, there was a slight decrease to 33 percent of French people wishing to leave the euro common currency.

In addition, the poll revealed that more than half of those surveyed in France, Spain and Italy could see its country™s economy experience the same kind of problems as the Greek, which has suffered six years of recession and has had the need of two international bailouts.

The figure increased to 58 percent among those surveyed in Italy, 56 percent in Spain and 54 percent in France. While in Germany, 31 percent had the same view.

Ifop conducted the survey from late August to early September by questioning 1,000 people in each of the four countries.

Europe plunged into financial crisis in early 2008. The worsening debt crisis has forced the EU governments to adopt harsh austerity measures and tough economic reforms, which have triggered incidents of social unrest and massive protests in many European countries.


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