The Dutch are ‘poorly informed’ about country’s debt


The Dutch population is "poorly informed" about the causes of high public debt in their country, according to a survey by The Netherlands Bank, with almost half of the respondents attributing it to support for Europe or failing financial institutions.

The survey notes the Netherland's public debt has grown from 45% of GDP in 2007 to 74% of GDP this year, to around €450 billion. On average, the central bank says, respondents "underestimated Dutch public debt by a considerable margin".

The reason

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