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    83 percent of Polish citizens opposed holding a vote on Poland's membership of the European Union, while 15 percent would support organizing a referendum on the issue, according to the poll.

    MOSCOW(Sputnik) — Most Poles want their country to remain a member of the European Union but oppose the introduction of the euro as the national currency, a survey revealed on Monday.

    According to the poll conducted for the Rzeczpospolita newspaper after the British EU referendum, 83 percent of respondents opposed holding a similar vote on Poland's membership of the bloc, while 15 percent would support organizing a referendum on the issue. At least 84 percent of respondents view the country's membership of the European Union in a positive way while 15 percent view it negatively.

    At the same time, Poles remain skeptical of the euro. Only 24 percent support the currency being introduced the in the country, while 72 percent oppose it. However, according to the poll, a majority of the Polish public would agree to the introduction of the euro if the country's membership of the EU is dependent on it. Thus, 49 percent would agree to the introduction of currency under this condition, while 43 percent of respondents would oppose it.

    On June 23, the United Kingdom held a referendum to determine whether or not the country should leave the European Union. According to the final results, 51.9 percent of voters, or 17.4 million people, decided to support Brexit, while about 16.1 million opposed it.


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