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As to European identity, I dont think this is something you can really foster.
Europeans, by and large, disagree with you:

(source: Special Eurobarometer 65.1 on The Future of Europe)

We have met the enemy, and he is us — Pogo
by Carrie (migeru at eurotrib dot com) on Sat Dec 15th, 2007 at 03:22:56 PM EST
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The most interesting part of that poll was that nearly 1 in 10 said SPONTANEOUSLY said that they didnt want to be a European citizen.  

I dont think much of polls in general.  They are most often designed to produce a desired result rather to measure opinion.  Take the poll question, "what would
strengthen your feeling about being a European citizen".  10% answered they didnt even want to be one even thought that wasnt a choice.  The question is first do you want to be a european citizen.  And then
perhaps "What characteristics make you feel European."


by Terry (Terry@pollackzuckerman.com) on Sat Dec 15th, 2007 at 08:20:16 PM EST
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Heh. Talk of reading polls a biased way. Had you paid attention, your question about wanting to be an EU citizen is rathewr well answered by the question about whether EU membership is a good thing. Check upthread.

*Lunatic*, n.
One whose delusions are out of fashion.
by DoDo on Sun Dec 16th, 2007 at 04:46:03 AM EST
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