Nearly a third of Spaniards know nothing of Euro Constitution

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18 October 2004, MADRID - Nearly a third of Spaniards have never heard of plans for a new European Constitution, according to a poll published Monday.

18 October 2004

MADRID - Nearly a third of Spaniards have never heard of plans for a new European Constitution, according to a poll published Monday.

The poll, carried out by Gallup, found that more than half of those who did know about the proposed constitution were in favour (57 percent).

Twenty-two percent were neither for nor against the planned constitution and only eight percent were against, according to the survey.

The number of women who said they had never heard of the constitution has risen (34 percent) since the last poll, while nearly half of those over 65 said they did not know about the planned EU constitution (46 percent).

Lower middle-class and working class people who had not heard of the constitution was 43 percent, while there were more people from Andalusia and Extremadura, in southern Spain (42 percent), among those who knew nothing of the planned European constitution.

Those who were in favour showed a marked rise among men, those aged between 55-64, those who had studied at university or the middle-class or upper class.

Spanish prime minister Jose Luis Rodríguez Zapatero plans to hold a referendum in February on the Constitution.

The poll was carried out in August across Spain, except in Ceuta, Melilla and the Canary Islands among 2,019 people.

[Copyright EFE with Expatica]

Subject: Spanish news


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