July 22, 2016

A PEOPLE WHO BELIEVE THEMSELVES A NATION ARE ONE:

Catalan support for split from Spain grows: poll (Reuters, 7/22/16)

Catalonia, which has its own language and accounts for about a fifth of Spain's economy, has long harbored a strong separatist movement.

Pro-independence parties have since last year held a majority in the local parliament, though public support for a breakaway has ebbed and flowed since soaring in 2012 at the height of a nationwide recession.

According to the survey published on Friday by the regional government's official pollster, 47.7 percent of Catalans responded positively when asked if they wanted Catalonia to become an independent state. Some 42.4 percent said no.

Posted by at July 22, 2016 2:41 PM

  

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