Public Knows Greece And Spain Are In Economic Trouble; 79% Say Euro Problems Hurt The U.S.

June 20, 2012, 2:00 PM GMT+0

(Week of 6/16/2012) The Euro crisis has penetrated the American consciousness. Nearly eight in ten in the latest Economist/YouGov Poll are aware of it; more than two-thirds say the Greek economy is weak and most think the Spanish economy is as well. Germany, on the other hand, is seen as having a strong economy; Americans are less sure about the state of the British economy.

Americans also see China’s and Canada’s economies as strong, and Mexico’s as weak.

There is concern that the Euro crisis will impact the economy at home: 79% say the debt crisis in Europe is affecting the U.S. economic recovery at least somewhat — with nearly a third saying it is affecting the recovery a lot. Republicans, Democrats and independents agree.

Economist/YouGov poll archives can be found here

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