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Poll: Do you think you understand the Fiscal Compact treaty?

A Sunday Times/Behaviour and Attitudes poll finds that 32 per cent of people believe they have no understanding of the deal.

The Fiscal Compact is shorter than most European treaties, but can still make for complicated reading.
The Fiscal Compact is shorter than most European treaties, but can still make for complicated reading.

AN OPINION POLL published by the Sunday Times yesterday suggests that only a small minority of people think they understand what’s contained in the Fiscal Compact treaty.

The Behaviour and Attitudes poll found that while 32 per cent of people had no understanding “at all” of what was contained in the deal, a mere 6 per cent of people claimed to be understand it “very well”.

The 32 per cent of people who said they did not know about its contents tallied exactly with the proportion of voters who said they had yet to decide on how they were planning to vote.

With that in mind, we thought we’d ask our own readers whether they felt they understood what was contained in the deal. So: do you think you understand the fiscal compact?


Poll Results:

No (584)
A bit (340)
Yes (329)
I don't know (23)




Read: The Fiscal Compact Referendum: What are we voting on and why?

Translated: The Fiscal Compact rewritten in layman’s terms

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Gavan Reilly

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