40% of the French want a “Europe of nations” with more sovereignty of States – RT in French
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A recent poll showed that the French were significantly less in favor of a “more integrated Europe” than the Germans and Italians, and felt less proud to be “European” than their neighbors.
An Ifop-EuropaNova- surveyJDD published on December 26 paints the portrait of a people of France more attached to its national sovereignty than the citizens of the other co-founders of the EU, Germany and Italy.
Thus, 40% of French people questioned say they are in favor of a “Europe of nations with more state sovereignty” against only 29% attached to “European sovereignty within the framework of a more integrated Europe”. On the Italian side, 50% of those polled are positioned on the contrary for integrated Europe, against 34% for “Europe of the nations”. The Germans questioned lean 38% for the Europe of nations and 43% for more “European sovereignty”.
Another notable national difference, 31% of French people questioned could not answer this question against 16% of Italians and 19% of Germans. This figure rises to 42% for those under 35 against 18% of Italians and 16% of Germans.
This lesser interest of the French for Europe is also found in the answers to the question: “Do you feel proud to be European?”. They are thus 68% to answer “yes” against 75% of Italians and 78% of Germans.
The poll shows that young French people do not share the enthusiasm of their German and Italian counterparts for Europe either. Two thirds of Italians and half of Germans under 25 are in favor of European sovereignty, while in France all age groups are affected by Euroscepticism.
The survey was carried out on three samples of 1,000 people in France, Germany and Italy, between December 14 and 20, 2021.
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