According to a survey, a majority of Germans are in favor of a general nationwide ban on private fireworks. 61 percent of Germans would support this according to the survey published on Thursday by the opinion research institute YouGov. 41 percent are “completely” in favor, 20 percent “rather”. 33 percent reject such a ban, six percent made no statement.

YouGov interviewed 2,760 people aged 18 and over in Germany. The results were weighted and, according to the institute, are representative of the German population aged 18 and over. The question was: Would you support or reject a general nationwide ban on private fireworks?

The possible answers and results:

The data was collected on Wednesday, i.e. against the background of the debate about the New Year’s Eve riots with attacks on emergency services – however, this was not explicitly referred to in the question.

On New Year’s Eve, police officers and firefighters were attacked in several German cities, including with firecrackers and rockets. The attacks in the federal capital were particularly violent.