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Have you got any answers? Because frankly, it's the kind of remark any poll gets, and it doesn't get us very far.

I'll be the first to deconstruct manipulative polling, and I've said what I thought of the first question here.

Relatively speaking, though, it's not without interest to see the differences between countries and between age groups - they are all answering the same questions.

by afew (afew(a in a circle)eurotrib_dot_com) on Tue May 19th, 2009 at 11:38:08 AM EST
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We only have the questions in french, so unless they all answer them in french we do not know how the questions were translated. Wolly question translated could quite some difference in different languages.

As to answers, I would look more to presentation then poll. In the linked article - which is a debate article by one of the authors of the study (right?) - the conclusion is:

Nos classes politiques devront s'adapter à la nouvelle donne car la globalisation est entrée dans les consciences et avec elle une autre idée de l'Europe. Ce sentiment ne procède pas d'un idéal relancé mais des premières expériences du siècle. Les Européens sont à la recherche d'une puissance publique supplémentaire, non seulement capable de les protéger mais aussi de fortifier leurs nations qui ne peuvent relever seules les nouveaux défis planétaires. Ils ne l'imaginent pas en lieu et place de leurs puissances publiques nationales mais à côté, comme en appui.

And considering how nice that message is, I am reconsidering my initial grumpiness. Good on them for pushing this narrative with a manipulative poll!

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by A swedish kind of death on Tue May 19th, 2009 at 12:41:02 PM EST
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