Uurimus viidi läbi sellistes riikides, kus eurot pole veel (õnneks) kasutusele võetud. Inimesed on segaduses muidugi, nad ei saa valdavalt aru, et riik kaotab sellega suveräänsuse ja euromandariinid hakkavad dikteerima nende majanduspoliitikat.
The euro: perceptions and support for its introduction
A majority of people (53%) think that the introduction of the euro would be negative for their country.
Romania (54%) and Hungary (50%) are the only two countries where at least half think the euro would have positive consequences for their country.
A relative majority of respondents (47%) say the euro will have negative personal consequences.
Opinion is equally divided over the issue of whether to introduce the euro: 49% are in favour vs. 48% are against.
However, a majority is in favour of joining the euro in four countries: Romania(68%), Hungary (60%), Bulgaria (55%) and Croatia (53%).
A relative majority of respondents (42%) would like the euro to be introduced as late as possible. Only people in Romania favour early adoption of the currency.
Consequences of adopting the euro
A majority of people (51%) feel the impact of the euro has been positive in the countries already using it.
Over six out of 10 people (63%) say that introducing the euro will cause prices to go up.
The main effects of joining the euro are expected to be that it will make the countries that join feel more European than they do now (49%), and that it will reinforce the place of Europe in the world (44%).
Nearly eight out of 10 people (78%) think that having the euro will make it more convenient for those who travel in other countries that use the euro, while over two thirds (67%) say it will make it easier to shop in other countries that use the currency.
A relative majority of people now think that adopting the euro will mean that their country will lose control over its economic policy – a reversal of the situation in 2014.
Roughly three quarters of people (74%) are concerned about abusive price setting during the changeover.
Around eight out of 10 respondents (81%) say that they will manage to adapt to the replacement of their national currency by the euro.
Opinion is equally divided on the question of whether adopting the euro will mean that one’s country loses a part of its identity.