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A recent Financial Times/Harris poll finds that adults in the five largest European countries have mixed feeelings on their countries' influence in the European Union. For example, half of Germans (50%) believe their country's influence in the EU is about right, but this is definitely not an opinion shared by those in the other four countries, as almost half of Britons (48%), the majority of French adults (56%) and over four in five Italians (82%) and Spaniards (88%) say Germany's influence is too strong. Not a very surprising result: if your own economy is in the doldrums and you feel threatened from everywhere, then the easiest is to blame 'smartest' kid in class. See press release for full summary of this poll.