Should there be a Europe-wide 0.05% tax on financial transactions or not?

Field work dates: 28 November 2010 - 29 November 2010
Data from: Great Britain
Results from: 1 poll

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Results for: Should there be a Europe-wide 0.05% tax on financial transactions or not?
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29 November 2010
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EU should introduce a tax on financial transactions, even if other countries do not agree15%
EU should only introduce this tax if there is a global agreement to introduce it27%
EU should not introduce this tax29%
Don't know30%

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    Some people have suggested a Europe-wide tax of 0.05% on financial trades (such as buying and selling shares, derivatives and foreign currencies), claiming it would stabilise economies and raise funds from financial speculation. Other people think this would be unworkable, or fear it would lead to big banks and financial institutions re-locating to other countries without a transaction tax. Which of the following best reflects your view?

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