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The same article contains these statistics:

“Many Europeans know so little about the EU that the convention’s debates would mean nothing to them. A poll taken for Britain’s Foreign Office in 2001 discovered that a quarter of Britons did not know that their country was actually a member of the European Union, and 7% thought that the United States was in it. In Germany, a founder member of the Union whose serious papers devote acres of space to EU affairs, another recent poll found that 31% of the public had never heard of the European Commission, the EU’s most important institution.”

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