Eurozone citizens back common currency

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A new opinion polls show eurozone citizens from Germany to Greece would vote to keep the euro if their countries held a referendum tomorrow.

Six out of 10 of those who expressed a preference from Greece, Germany, France, Italy and Spain said they support the common currency.

Ironically, given the election situation there, backing was strongest in Greece with three-quarters of decided Greek voters backing the euro.

The Ipsos poll also found 60 percent in favour of holding a referendum of the euro’s future. Support for a euro referendum was strongest in Germany, with seven out of 10 in favour.

In Germany and Italy a far slimmer majority of voters backed the euro, with 57 percent of those decided in favour in both cases.

“Regardless of the turmoil and the debate that’s going on in these crucial countries, it would seem that for the time being, people want to stick with the euro,” said Ipsos spokesman John Wright.

“Maybe it’s an issue of ‘if one goes down, we all go down together’, but nevertheless, given the options, the public in these crucial countries seem to be on side. People aren’t willing to abandon it – not yet,” he added.