Knowledge and Attitude Towards European Monetary Union
University of Marburg - School of Business & Economics
In this paper, the relationship between objective knowledge of EU and people's attitudes towards the proposed European Monetary Union (EMU) is analyzed. As a data base, survey data from Eurobarometer 39 (1993) has been employed. First it is displayed in a cross-country comparison, how the presented knowledge indicator varies between the original 12 EU-members. Then the bivariate relationship of the knowledge index with attitudes towards EMU is investigated. In a next step, the robustness of the positive correlation between objective knowledge and attitudes towards EMU is analyzed in a multivariate regression model. As a conclusion, it is argued that a higher level of EU knowledge could influence people's opinion towards further monetary integration positively.
Number of Pages in PDF File: 14
JEL Classification: E40, F33
Date posted: December 10, 1998
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