Majority of Germans want Greece to remain in eurozone, poll finds

Support among Germans for Greece staying in the eurozone has grown over the past three years despite the new government in Athens rejecting its international bailout deal, a poll for German television ARD showed on Friday.

Fifty-one percent of respondents wanted Greece to remain in the 19-country currency union, according to the survey of 1,023 people conducted by polling agency Infratest on Tuesday and Wednesday.

Some 41 percent wanted Greece to exit the euro, down from 65 percent who said they were against the country staying in the currency union three years ago, at the height of the region’s debt crisis, the survey found.