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EU what? poll draws blank on constitution

One in two Greeks lives in blissful ignorance of the European Constitution, which was signed in Rome in, um, late October 2004. According to the European Union’s Eurobarometer study, published in Brussels yesterday, 49 percent of all Greeks who were asked whether they had heard anything about the constitution responded in the negative. Some 45 percent said they knew a little, but not really much, about the constitution, while only 6 percent claimed to be well-versed in the matter. On average, 33 percent of all EU citizens expressed total ignorance, 56 percent claimed sketchy knowledge of the document and 11 percent «globally knew its content.» Of the Greeks who were at least partially informed, 34 percent backed and 11 percent opposed the constitution. The rest voiced no opinion.