A telephone poll of 509 Austrians by the Social Science Studies Society (SWS) reveals that 60 per cent of Austrians oppose continued investigation of the country's Nazi past whereas 36 per cent support continued study of it.

The percentage opposing it hasn't changed since 2000, but that supporting it has increased by four percentage points since then.

People with low educational levels are more opposed to it than those with higher levels.

Among party supporters, 75 per cent of Austrians supporting the ÖVP and the BZÖ, 71 per cent of FPÖ backers, 60 per cent of SPÖ supporters and 20 per cent of those favouring the Greens oppose such study.

Among the provinces, 79 per cent of Burgenlanders oppose it whereas only 49 per cent in Vienna and 48 per cent in Vorarlberg do.

No respondent believes that all Austrians would have voted in favour of the 1938 "Anchluss" or German annexation of Austria, whereas five per cent did in 1976.

Only five per cent of respondents say this year that a majority of Austrians would have supported the Anchluss, and 53 per cent claim that all Austrians would have opposed it.

Only eight per cent favour a dictatorship, in contrast to 21 per cent who did in 1976.

Five per cent say that they would feel uncomfortable if they had to shake hands with a Jew.

Fourteen per cent say that Austria is better than many other European countries, down from 16 per cent in 1976, but 53 per cent believe that all European countries are equal.
Source: http://www.wienerzeitung.at/DesktopD...wzo&cob=333278