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A new Pew Global Attitudes Project survey shows Europeans with a deeply ambivalent attitude about the future of the euro and a stark divide in optimism about the future. The New York Times summarizes the results here. What intrigued me most is that, with the notable exception of Greece, most Europeans still seem to have ...

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A new Pew Global Attitudes Project survey shows Europeans with a deeply ambivalent attitude about the future of the euro and a stark divide in optimism about the future. The New York Times summarizes the results here. What intrigued me most is that, with the notable exception of Greece, most Europeans still seem to have a high opinion of Germany, and its chancellor, Angela Merkel:

Merkel's political fortunes have been flagging in her own country lately, and obviously anti-German sentiment is at an all-time high in Greece, but it seems like other Europeans may not be buying the anti-German line pushed by some euroskeptics. It will be interesting to see if it stays that way, particularly in Italy and Spain.

A new Pew Global Attitudes Project survey shows Europeans with a deeply ambivalent attitude about the future of the euro and a stark divide in optimism about the future. The New York Times summarizes the results here. What intrigued me most is that, with the notable exception of Greece, most Europeans still seem to have a high opinion of Germany, and its chancellor, Angela Merkel:

Merkel’s political fortunes have been flagging in her own country lately, and obviously anti-German sentiment is at an all-time high in Greece, but it seems like other Europeans may not be buying the anti-German line pushed by some euroskeptics. It will be interesting to see if it stays that way, particularly in Italy and Spain.

Joshua Keating was an associate editor at Foreign Policy  Twitter: @joshuakeating

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