Citizens' Initiative to hold referendum on EMU membership launchedJuly 17th, 2015
Europeans United for Democracy
Press release 17/7/2015
Poll finds clear majority of Finns reject 3rd Greek bail-out
While a Citizens’ Initiative to hold a referendum on the euro is gathering signatures rapidly, a survey conducted by Taloustutkimus on behalf of the EUD alliance, shows that 53% of Finns oppose a 3rd Greek bail-out. Only 28% of respondents believe that Finland should accept the continuation of the EU’s bail-out policy by agreeing to a 3rd Greek bail-out.
Most critical were supporters of The Finns party (88%), the Christian Democrats (71%) and the Prime Minister’s Centre party (57%). Clear pluralities in the Finance Minister’s party, the NCP (45%) and the Social Democrats (44%) also oppose the continuation of the bail-out policy in Greece.
The same poll found that 81% of respondents agreed that “EMU should allow for legal exits from the Euro area following a national political decision.”
Respondents overwhelmingly opposed “further transfers of powers to EU-institutions, like the establishment of a federal EU-finance ministry, in order to complete the EMU?” Only 22% supported further transfers of powers to EU-institutions while 62% rejected such developments.
The poll was conducted by Taloustutkimus Oy using a representative sample of 1006. The survey was conducted 15.–16.7.2015. Margin of error ±2,5%.