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by Fran on Sun Mar 8th, 2009 at 03:02:50 PM EST
French and Europeans alike are overlooking the European elections - La Parisienne of Cafébabel.com

The citizens of Europe seem worried, there are crises everywhere! Economic crises, threats to buying power, global warming... They're worried about everything except the upcoming EU elections next June. A Eurobarometer poll carried out at the end of 2008 shows the lack of interest in these elections; of the 28,219 people above the age of 15 asked, across all 27 countries of the EU.

Only 8% claimed to be `very interested' by the elections, 36% `somewhat interested', and 22% `not at all interested'. As further proof of this disinterest, the date of the elections was only known by 26% of those asked. The inhabitants of Luxembourg and Malta proved to be the best educated, with 56 and 55% respectively having learnt their European calendar. The French trailed far behind, with only 19% remembering the date of the 7th June 2009, as did only a mere 9% of the Finns asked.

by Fran on Sun Mar 8th, 2009 at 03:05:39 PM EST
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