Do Germans Support the Euro?

Centre for European Policy Working Paper No. 359

19 Pages Posted: 2 Feb 2012

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Daniel Gros

Centre for European Policy Studies, Brussels; CESifo (Center for Economic Studies and Ifo Institute)

Felix Roth

University of Goettingen (Gottingen)

Date Written: December 15, 2011

Abstract

It is widely assumed in Germany, and elsewhere, that German citizens have turned against the centerpiece of the process of deeper European integration: the euro. The German Allensbach Institute, which conducts public opinion poll research, showed that levels of trust in the euro started to decline in April 2010, and more recently, other publications claim that an overwhelming majority of German citizens have lost trust in the euro.

In contrast, Daniel Gros, CEPS Director, and Felix Roth, Research Fellow at CEPS, find in this study that even in the midst of the ‘euro’ debt crisis, more German citizens support the euro than do not. They give explanations for these very different findings in this new CEPS Working Document.

Keywords: Germany, European integration, euro, trust

Suggested Citation

Gros, Daniel and Roth, Felix, Do Germans Support the Euro? (December 15, 2011). Centre for European Policy Working Paper No. 359. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1996477 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.1996477

Daniel Gros (Contact Author)

Centre for European Policy Studies, Brussels ( email )

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CESifo (Center for Economic Studies and Ifo Institute)

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Munich, DE-81679
Germany

HOME PAGE: http://www.CESifo.de

Felix Roth

University of Goettingen (Gottingen) ( email )

Wilhelmsplatz 1
Göttingen, 37073
Germany

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