Stat of the day: 68%

The percentage of Britons who think the euro is doomed to fail.

by Elizabeth Anderson
Last Updated: 09 Oct 2013

With updates coming out every week on the perilous state of Europe's finances, it's perhaps unsurprising that Britons are feeling pessimistic about the single currency's future. Almost 70% of people in the UK think the euro won't survive, a survey carried out by Harris Interactive for the Metro suggests.

A third of those predict the euro has less than a year left, and almost all of the rest say it will be gone within the next five years. But if the single currency does fail, most believe it will have a bad effect on the British economy. Doesn't say a lot for the UK's confidence levels at the moment...

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