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"It is never difficult to distinguish between a Frenchman with a grievance and a ray of sunshine"

(Granted, it is our Hibernian neighbours who have more to feel aggreived about at the mo'.  And apologies to the Master for the quote).

Anyway, TNS Sofres asked the following:

"Of the following qualifiers, which best characterise your current frame of mind?" 

And the results, by party, are in:


I'm quite impressed that so many Gaullists are feeling serene, frankly.  Equally intriguing is that Greens, who are forever telling us the end is nigh are the least likely to be fearful.  Also, a round of applause for the Liberals in that they supply none of the 'don't knows'. 

Elsewhere, the voters of all parties think the worst is yet to come, recession-wise, with 72% of the Left, and 54% of both Libs and the Right thinking so.   44% of the Left think recovery will come later than 2011.

The French right appears to be less than wholly convinced by capitalism and the free market, as a mere 5% think that it should be left alone, with 50% wanting some reform and 36% wanting in depth reform.  Oh dear...  Mind you, one has to be amused by the one in 50 of Socialist voters who also want it left alone. 


Sticking with France, a survey by Conde Nast suggests that French women spend an average of €196 on a pair of shoes.  That's £175, sterling fans.   Given that the average French woman of 25+ has, get this, 34 pairs on average, that's €6664, or £5945.  Crikey.

Back on planet reality, it would look as though the survey only addressed readers of two Conde Nast mags, so cum grano salis, as the ancients had it.   

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Blogger James Higham said... 8:48 pm

Can one be serenely distrustful?  



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