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Share of people that are against the introduction of euro in their country*
[ only for EU members that haven’t yet adopted the euro ]
The proportion of respondents who are in favour of introducing the euro varies widely: from 64% in Romania to 29% in the Czech Republic. Support outweighs opposition in four countries: Romania (64% vs. 30%), Hungary (57% vs. 39%), Croatia (52% vs. 43%) and Bulgaria (50% vs. 45%).
However, in the other three countries covered, respondents are more likely to oppose the introduction of the euro than to support it: the Czech Republic (70% vs. 29%), Sweden (62% vs. 35%) and Poland (55% vs. 43%).
Across all countries covered, respondents in Romania are the most likely to be very much in favour of introducing the euro (25%), while those in the Czech Republic are most likely to be very much against its introduction (40%).
In most of the countries, opinions have remained stable since 2016, although the proportion of respondents who are in favour of introducing the euro has slightly increased in Sweden (+5 percentage points) and Croatia (+4 pp).
Socio-demographic analysis shows that men are more in favour of introducing the euro in their country, compared with women (54% vs. 41%). There are no clear differences by age or level of education, although manual workers are less likely than other occupational groups to support the introduction of the euro (37% vs. 48-49%).
Respondents who feel informed about the euro are more likely to support its introduction (53% compared with 42% of those who do not feel informed). Those in favour of introducing the euro are also more likely to have positive views about its impact in the countries of the euro area and about the expected impact on themselves and on their country.
source: Eurobarometer 453