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Europinion n°11 - June 1997

Results of %C3Continuous Tracking%C3 surveys of the European Union  (February to May 1997)

47% of Europeans are interested in matters related to the European Union. Among those who stayed in full-time education past the age of 20 this is 65%.

84% of Europeans have heard of the Maastricht Treaty, but only 25% of those who have heard of it say that they know %C3a great deal%C3 or %C3a fair amount%C3 about its content.

In the run-up to the Amsterdam Council, awareness of the Intergovernmental Conference increased.

There is ample support among the public for two of the most pertinent issues addressed during the Intergovernmental Conference: In April, 66% favoured more qualified majority voting and 54% favoured %C3increased co-operation%C3. Only 45% of Europeans, however, favoured the removal of their respective country's right to veto.

In May, 71% of Europeans wanted their country to hold a referendum on a new treaty.

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