Over half of Lithuanians support euro adoption

Thirty-nine percent of those polled were sceptical about the common EU currency and the remaining 8 percent had no opinion.

“The experience of other countries that have adopted the euro shows that support for the single European currency increases sharply after the changeover. In Lithuania, this shift occurred before the euro zone entry. This was due to a considerable increase in public awareness, since it is ignorance that is a common cause of various fears,” Vitas Vasiliauskas, the central bank’s governor, said in a press release.

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Some 52 percent of respondents in rural areas were “in favour” or “rather in favour” of euro adoption and 36 percent were “not in favour” or “rather not in favour”. The percentages among urban dwellers were 54 percent and 40 percent, respectively.

Berent Research Baltic polled 1,002 persons on 3 through 26 November.

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