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Who is responsible for lack of agreement of the Polish government and the European Commission?

The latest meeting of the representatives of the European Commission and the Polish government has not led to agreement in the rule of law dispute.

Nearly 48% of respondents are convinced the government is to blame for that, and over 21% hold the European Commission responsible. 24% of respondents assign responsibility to both the Polish government and the European Commission.

Respondents’ age

The greatest responsibility is assigned to the Polish government by the youngest examined group, namely respondents aged 18-29 (57%). These respondents tend to manifest the most unanimous opinions as well – every surveyed person from this group was able to formulate an opinion.

As a result, the highest share of respondents from this group believe that both parties are accountable for not reaching an agreement (37%). The European Commission is more often blamed by respondents in their fifties (37%.

Beneficiaries of the 500+ social program

An interesting phenomenon can be seen – 61% respondents who receive  cash benefits from the 500+ welfare program are convinced that it is the Polish government who is responsible for failure to reach an agreement in the rule of law dispute. The share is 16 pts higher than recorded among respondents who do not benefit from the program (45%).

PREPARED BY: KAMIL SMOGORZEWSKI, IBRIS

STUDY: IBRIS FOR „RZECZPOSPOLITA” DAILY, 20-21ST OF JUNE 2018