Swiss willing to keep paying for public TV and radio – poll
A vote which is being closely watched across Europe is due to take place on March 4.
A new poll suggests the Swiss are willing to continue paying fees for public broadcasting ahead of a referendum being closely watched across Europe.
The survey published by Tamedia group found 59% of respondents would reject a proposal to abolish the current system of financing public TV and radio stations.
The online poll of 15,197 voters, conducted on January 15, found 40% would back the so-called No Billag proposal, named after the company tasked with collecting the fee.
The survey has a margin of error of 1.1 percentage points.
Backers of the proposal say charging households 451.10 Swiss francs (£340) a year for radio and television is excessive.
Opponents warn it could imperil an important public service in multilingual Switzerland.
The vote will take place on March 4.