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Euro Still Not Popular in Germany

Six years after the introduction of the common European currency, more than half of all Germans long for a return to the days of the national D-Mark. According to an end-of-the-year survey of some 1,300 people by Dresdner Bank, 54.3 percent said they would welcome a return to the former currency, compared to 42.6 percent who said they had grown used to the euro. Women also tended to reject the new currency more often than men, the bank reported in the publication of its survey on Tuesday. Nearly three years after the euro was introduced into circulation (it initially only existed on paper in transactions), more than three-quarters of all Germans (75.4 percent) still convert prices to marks when shopping.