A majority of people in Britain would vote against joining the single European currency if there were a referendum, according to the research by MORI for citigroup. The results show the share in favour of EMU entry stands at 27% (it was 29% in May), and those against stands at 59% (from 58% in May). The balance against EMU entry rose to 32% from 28%, and is the highest since October 2001. A further 14% say they do not know how they would vote.
When asked how they would vote 'if the Government were to strongly urge that Britain should be part of a single European currency', there is a slight fall from May -- to 32% -- of those who would vote yes, and a slight rise -- to 55% -- of those who would vote no. A steady 12% maintain they do no know how they would vote. The balance against being 'strongly urged' to join the EMU rose to 24% from 21% in May.
UK -- Attitudes to EMU Entry (Question is "If the Government were to strongly urge that Britain should be part of a single European currency, how would you vote?"), 1997-2003
- Economic & Market Analysis -- Sterling Weekly [pdf format -- 122K]
1,770 people were interviewed between 12-17 June 2003 by MORI Financial Services.
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