NEWS

Little support for Greek euro membership in key states

A poll of a total of just under 4,000 people in Germany, France, Spain and Italy published Sunday showed 78 percent of Germans and 65 percent of French people wanted Greece to leave the eurozone, with 51 percent in Spain and 49 percent in Italy also backing a Greek exit.

In all four countries, majorities said that loans to Greece will never be paid back, even as most said that not saving Greece would increase the euro region?s difficulties ?dangerously,? according to the survey, conducted by Ifop-Fiducial and published in Madrid-based ABC, Germany?s Bild, Italy?s Corriere della Sera and Le Journal du Dimanche.

The four countries account for 76.38 percent of the eurozone?s population and 76.66 percent of its GDP.

The surveys were carried out from June 18 to June 21 and questioned 976 people in Spain, 1,001 in France, 1,003 in Germany and 967 in Italy.