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Europinion n° 9 - September 1996

Table 10: SOCIAL BENEFIT FOR COMPETITIVE EUROPE  (% by country)

Q. EN - If we want Europe to be competitive in world markets, do you think we need to...?


  1. reduce the amount of social benefit/protection* we pay out by a lot (REDUCE CONSIDERABLY OUR SOCIAL BENEFIT/PROTECTION);
  2. reduce the amount of social benefit/protection* we pay out by a small amount (REDUCE NOT CONSIDERABLY OUR SOCIAL BENEFIT/ PROTECTION);
  3. Europe is capable of being competitive in world markets without changing the level of our social benefit/protection* system (KEEP THE LEVEL OF OUR SOCIAL BENEFIT/ PROTECTION SYSTEM). (* In the UK use benefit, elsewhere use protection if possible)
AnswerABDKD EastDD WestGREF
Reduce considerably our social benefit/protection
109191817176711
Reduce not considerably our social benefit/protection
492929323637151623
Keep the level of our social benefit/protection
354243414040726062
Don't know
52099768174
TOTAL
99100100100100100101100100
AnswerIRLILNLPFINSGBEU15
Reduce considerably our social benefit/protection 1413514116121212
Reduce not considerably our social benefit/protection 243024301631261826
Keep the level of our social benefit/protection 564357434557505751
Don't know6141414285121311
TOTAL10010010010110099100100100
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