Danish euro ‘no’ side gains over summer

The proportion of Danes who reject adoption of the euro increased marginally over the summer, according to latest figures from Statistics Denmark, and reported by Danske Bank.

Well over half, or 57.5% of the population does not want the single currency. That is up from a level of 56.7% in June.

Those in favour of the euro dropped to 16% from 17.2% of the population sample of 882.

That means the gap between the ‘no’ and ‘yes’ camps has widened to 42% from 39.5% some three months earlier.

Steen Bocian, chief economist at Danske Bank, said that the ‘no’ side had wind in their sales, in part because the argument that staying out of the eurozone implies more costly interest rates in Denmark. Compared to five years ago the spread between Danish and eurozone rates has fallen significantly, he said.

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