o Survey conducted face-to-face in the respondents home o Fieldwork: mid-April – beginning of May 2011 o Population: representative sample of population 15+ o Coverage: European Union, 27 Member States o Number of interviews: 26,825 Special Eurobarometer 3
A.Europeans and the crisis Support for a tax on financial transactions Impact of crisis: short or long term? Euro: mitigating the impact? Facing crisis: a co-ordinated approach Austerity or growth? Priority for policies B.Food security 5
10 1.1 TFT: Europeans similarly support both TFT at a global level and at EU level first 6.2 & 6.3 Please tell me if you are in favour or opposed to each of the following statements related to this tax. Introducing a tax on financial transactions, but only at a global level, if international agreement is reached Introducing a tax on financial transactions in the EU at first, if international agreement is not reached Total In favour: 85% Total Opposed : 11%Total Opposed : 14% Total In favour: 81% * Basis : Questions asked to 61% of respondents in favour of a TFT
11 1.1 In favour of a TFT: the reasons * * Basis : Questions asked to 61% of respondents in favour of a TFT
13 1.2 The crisis is going to last for many years: a significant deterioration in perceptions +10 -4 +1 -4 -3
14 1.2 Pessimism has increased most in the countries with the highest unemployment rates QA5 When it comes to a return to growth in (OUR COUNTRY), which one of the following opinions is closest to your own?