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Europinion n°12 - September 1997

Results of "Continuous Tracking" surveys of the European Union  (June and July 1997)

55% of Europeans now feel better informed about the European Union than they did two years ago. Only 14% now feel less well informed. Among those that are still studying, 73%, now feel better informed.

53% of Europeans feel that it has become easier to get information about the European Union during the past two years. 20% say that it has become more difficult. A further 10% don't know whether it has become easier or more difficult.

In the month after the Amsterdam Council, awareness of the Intergovernmental Conference increased to 44% while nearly 7 out of 10 Europeans had heard of the Amsterdam Council.

Support for national referenda dropped from 63% to 56% following the Amsterdam Council, an indication that people are generally satisfied with the agreements reached during the Council.

Nearly 9 in 10 Europeans believe that it is necessary to have a common approach to reducing unemployment in order to build Europe further.

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