Germans identify with Europe

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20 November 2003 , FRANKFURT - Germans identify the highest in Europe with a European identity over their own nationality, according to an international opinion survey published in Frankfurt on Thursday. The survey was conducted in seven European countries by the research institute Thalys together with the polling institute IPSOS. It showed that on average 14 percent of those questioned identified more with Europe than with their own nationality. In Germany, however, 27 percent said they identified more wi

20 November 2003

FRANKFURT - Germans identify the highest in Europe with a European identity over their own nationality, according to an international opinion survey published in Frankfurt on Thursday.

The survey was conducted in seven European countries by the research institute Thalys together with the polling institute IPSOS. It showed that on average 14 percent of those questioned identified more with Europe than with their own nationality.

In Germany, however, 27 percent said they identified more with Europe than with their own country, the Thalys institute reported in Frankfurt.

In a further comparison, the poll showed that in the seven countries, an average 83 per cent identified first and foremost with their own nationality.

The French led in this category at 90 percent, while only 68 percent of the Germans identified first with their own nationality, Thalys reported.

It said that of the Germans questioned, just 26 percent regarded themselves as being "completely German", while 11 percent said they felt they were "completely European".

The Thalys-IPSOS poll was taken of 3,534 persons over the age of 18 in seven countries. Among them were 537 Germans.

DPA


Subject: German news

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