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Survey Shows Obama Still Popular in Europe

A new survey shows support for U.S. President Barack Obama has fallen in Europe, though his popularity remains high.

Mr. Obama's approval ratings among Europeans dropped from 83 percent in 2009 to 78 percent in the annual Transatlantic Trends survey released Wednesday.

The poll, conducted by the German Marshall Fund of the United States, surveyed 1,000 people each in the United States, Turkey and 11 European Union nations.

While Mr. Obama enjoys overall support in Europe, fewer than half of those polled approved of his handling of Iran and Afghanistan.

A majority of Europeans said membership in the EU was good for their economy, even if the euro currency was not.

Some information for this report was provided by AFP and Reuters.