DEBATING EUROPE: AUSTERITY POLICIES

KEY RESULTS OF AN OPINION SURVEY, SEPTEMBER 2013

Results from a mixed mode random phone / online survey covering all but one member states of the European Union between the 13 and 23 September, 2013. Survey respondents were recruited from nationally representative online panels. Interviews in Malta, Cyprus and Hungary were carried out only over the telephone, and Luxembourg was not covered. The overall sample size of the survey was 6,177 respondents, selected proportionally to the population in each of the member states. In member states where proportional sample allocation resulted in fewer than 50 respondents, the number of respondents was increased to 50. The samples were weighted nationally as well as cross-nationally to reflect the distribution of the population in some key aspects. The results were calibrated to Gallup’s latest probability survey in the European Union (2013 Spring/Summer), to filter out possible bias due to the online interviewing mode.

AUSTERITY POLICIES
IS THE POLICY OF AUSTERITY WORKING IN EUROPE?

10

5

Yes it is working 34

Yes it is working, but it takes time
No it is not working

51

DK/NA

Do you think that the policy of austerity is working in Europe? %, Base: all respondents Results from Gallup / Debating Europe Poll, 2013 Results from Gallup / Debating Europe Poll, 2013
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AUSTERITY POLICIES
IS THE POLICY OF AUSTERITY WORKING IN EUROPE?

Yes it is working 5

Yes it is working, but it takes time 5 5 7 8 22 36

No it is not working

DK/NA

5

11 13 36 34

23

10 11

14

15

10

11

6 22

14

28 33 37 24 50 53 51 42 43 50 41 45

39 25

53 51 58 51 43

62 66 67 68 68

64 80

61

43

53 40 44 36 38 38 13 RO 16 10 EE

19 6 BG HU 6 LT

9 IE

8 PL

44 40 42 39 39 34 36 33 34 34 33 33 31 28 26 25 26 26 19 11 1 5 2 3 3 6 3 6 5 5 6 4 4 3 5 5 2 2 2 5 SK BE SE ES PT TOTAL

HR

MT

DE

DK

UK

FR

AT

NL

Do you think that the policy of austerity is working in Europe? Base: all respondents, % by country Results from Gallup / Debating Europe Poll, 2013 Results from Gallup / Debating Europe Poll, 2013
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CY

CZ

EL

LV

SI

IT

FI

AUSTERITY POLICIES
WHICH COUNTRIES INTEREST IS SERVED BY THESE POLICIES?
% among all respondents % among respondents mentioned ‘Only certain countries’

11
DK/NA

Only certain countries

67

The whole of Europe 22

Germany France United Kingdom Greece Italy Spain Netherlands Austria Belgium Sweden Luxembourg Denmark Portugal Finland Poland Romania Ireland Cyprus Bulgaria Czech Republic Croatia Slovakia Slovenia Hungary Lithuania Latvia Estonia Malta

77 48 39 23 20 20 19 17 17 16 15 12 11 11 10 9 9 9 8 8 8 7 7 7 6 6 5 5

In your opinion which countries interest is served by these policies? Please tick all that applies! Results from Gallup / Debating Europe Poll, 2013 Results from Gallup / Debating Europe Poll, 2013
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AUSTERITY POLICIES
WHICH COUNTRIES INTEREST IS SERVED BY THESE POLICIES?

The whole of Europe 7 33 59 63 66 60 59 32

Only certain countries 9 11 5 22

DK/NA

19

9

11 16 11 10 11

7

19

14 16

6

7

7 21

9

45

57 63 66 67 72 70

60

69

75 58

66 66

76 82 75 76 85 65

89

84 94

36 35 34 33 31 31 30 26 25 24 22 22 21 20 20 20 19 19 18 18 18 17 17 14 14 11 BE EE SE ES SK LV LT AT IT SI TOTAL RO BG PL IE

7 PT

3

DE

CZ

HR

HU

DK

UK

FR

NL

In your opinion which countries interest is served by these policies? Please tick all that applies! Base: all respondents, % by country Results from Gallup / Debating Europe Poll, 2013 Results from Gallup / Debating Europe Poll, 2013
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MT

CY

EL

FI

AUSTERITY POLICIES
ARE THERE BETTER ALTERNATIVES TO THE POLICY OF AUSTERITY?

25 Yes

No
60

16

DK/NA

Do you believe there are better alternatives to the policy of austerity? %, Base: all respondents Results from Gallup / Debating Europe Poll, 2013 Results from Gallup / Debating Europe Poll, 2013
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AUSTERITY POLICIES
ARE THERE BETTER ALTERNATIVES TO THE POLICY OF AUSTERITY?

Yes 3 3

No

DK/NA

94

7 11 11 17 16 21 20 22 20 18 21 25 25 23 25 27 27 12 9 11 32 28 34 32 29 29 33 5 8 41 40 8 13 11 14 16 53 18 15 17 16 17 18 14 17 12 25 22 25 26 15 18 27 81 80 78 78 76 19 71 67 67 67 66 62 60 60 60 56 55 55 54 54 50 46 46 45 45 42 40 28 ES SK BE EE BG TOTAL SE PT AT

FR

LV

IT

EL

LT

SI

PL

IE

FI

RO

HR

HU

Do you believe there are better alternatives to the policy of austerity? Base: all respondents, % by country Results from Gallup / Debating Europe Poll, 2013 Results from Gallup / Debating Europe Poll, 2013
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DK

CZ

CY

NL

DE

UK

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