Germans see France as reliablepartner, Britain least liked

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30 August 2004 , HAMBURG - Almost two-thirds of Germans regard France as the country's most reliable partner, while Britain is less liked than Russia, the weekly Der Spiegel reported. In its latest issue the magazine cited the results of a survey it commissioned with the TNS Infratest polling institute which showed that 64 percent of Germans see France as being the most reliable of the country's partners. This compared with just 13 percent for the United States, six percent for Russia, and only three perce

30 August 2004

HAMBURG - Almost two-thirds of Germans regard France as the country's most reliable partner, while Britain is less liked than Russia, the weekly Der Spiegel reported.

In its latest issue the magazine cited the results of a survey it commissioned with the TNS Infratest polling institute which showed that 64 percent of Germans see France as being the most reliable of the country's partners.

This compared with just 13 percent for the United States, six percent for Russia, and only three percent for Britain, the report said.

Der Spiegel noted that party affiliation slightly altered the poll results. Of those backing the ruling Social Democratic Party, 76 percent saw France as the country's most reliable partner, with 79 percent of the Greens feeling this way.

Among those who favour the conservative opposition Christian Democratic Union/Christian Social Union camp, there was more support for the United States - but even then, only 23 percent saw the United States as Germany's most reliable partner, the poll found.

TNS Infratest questioned about 1,000 eligible voters in Germany for its poll.

DPA

Subject: German news

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