Attitudes towards one and two cent euro coins removal with mandatory rounding of purchases in eurozone in 2015, by country
Eurozone: attitude towards removal one and two cent euro coins in 2015, by country
This statistic shows attitudes towards the abolishment of one and two cent euro coins (combined with a mandatory rounding up or down of the cost of purchase) in the eurozone as of October 2015, by country. In Italy the majority of respondents support the removal, at 72 percent. In Germany however opinions are divided, with 50 percent in support and 47 percent against the removal of the aforementioned coin denominators.
Attitudes towards one and two cent euro coins removal with mandatory rounding of purchases in eurozone in 2015, by country
YesNo Don't know
Italy72%26%2%
The Netherlands73%25%2%
Finland73%20%7%
Slovakia72%24%4%
Belgium71%28%1%
Ireland74%24%2%
Luxembourg66%32%2%
EURO AREA59%38%3%
Estonia60%33%7%
France59%39%2%
Cyprus59%38%3%
Greece53%44%3%
Austria57%40%3%
Slovenia44%49%7%
Spain55%42%3%
Malta53%40%7%
Germany50%47%3%
Latvia47%50%3%
Portugal45%50%5%
Lithuania43%51%6%
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Sources

Release date

October 2015

Region

Europe

Survey time period

2015

Number of respondents

16,566 respondents

Age group

15 and older

Special properties

eurozone countries citizens

Method of interview

Telephone interview

Supplementary notes

The full question read as follows: "Are you in favour of abolishing 1- and 2-cent euro coins and applying manatory up and down rounding of the final sum of purchase in shops and supermarkets (i.e. prices can still be set at any cent amount but the final sum of purchase is rounded at the tills to 0 or 5, depending on whether the sum is closer to 0 or to 5".
As of October 2015, the euro is the official currency of 19 Member States of the EU: Austria, Belgium, Cyprus, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, the Netherlands, Portugal, Slovakia, Slovenia and Spain. These countries are collectively known as the euro area.

Eurozone: attitude towards removal one and two cent euro coins in 2015, by country
This statistic shows attitudes towards the abolishment of one and two cent euro coins (combined with a mandatory rounding up or down of the cost of purchase) in the eurozone as of October 2015, by country. In Italy the majority of respondents support the removal, at 72 percent. In Germany however opinions are divided, with 50 percent in support and 47 percent against the removal of the aforementioned coin denominators.
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