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Eurobarometer 77.4
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TWO YEARS TO GO TO THE
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2014 EUROPEAN
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EB77.4
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Opinion
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A. Methodology
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Methodology
Special Eurobarometer
o Survey based on face-to-face interviews in the respondent’s home
o Fieldwork: from 2 to 17 June 2012
o Population: representative sample of the population aged 15 or over
o Coverage: 27 European Union Member States
o Number of interviews : 26 622
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B. Structure
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B. Structure
1. The image of the EU
2. The feeling of membership to the EU
3. European identity and citizenship
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National identity and European identity
Elements of European identity
Strengthening the feeling of being European
4. Priority policies
5. Lack of knowledge on European institutions
6. The role played by the European Parliament
7. Making my voice heard in the EU
8. The election of the President of the European Commission
9. European Citizens’ Initiative and the Charter of Fundamental Rights
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The Citizens’ Initiative
The Charter of Fundamental Rights
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1. The image of the EU
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1.1 The image of the EU
A relative majority of Europeans are positive about the EU
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2. The feeling of
membership to the EU
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2.1 An absolute majority of Europeans believe that EU
membership is a good thing
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3. European identity
and citizenship
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3.1 National identity and European identity
A relative majority of Europeans define themselves solely by their nationality
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3.2 The elements of the European identity
Democracy and freedom are the most frequently mentioned values in the
EU, closely followed by the euro
Maximum 3 answers
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3.3 Strengthening the feeling of European citizenship
A harmonised social welfare system and the freedom to live anywhere
Maximum 6 answers
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4. Priority policies
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4.1 Combating poverty is still seen as the top priority for the
European Parliament; little change since autumn 2011
Maximum 4 answers
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4.2 Combating poverty is still seen as the top priority for the
European Parliament; little change since September 2010
Maximum 4 answers
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4.3 Economic issues, especially unemployment, are the core
priorities of Europeans
Maximum 3 answers
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5. Lack of knowledge on European
institutions
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5.1 The European Parliament is the only Community institution to
be mentioned spontaneously by more than half of respondents
Open-ended question; several answers
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5.2 More than two-thirds of Europeans know little or nothing
about how the EU and its institutions work
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5.3 An absolute majority of Europeans see the Parliament as the
institution which best represents the EU
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6. The Role of the European
Parliament
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6.1 Although more than 7 out of 10 Europeans still consider that the EP
plays an important role, the percentage has fallen since 2011
Total ‘Not important’ : +4%
Total ‘Important’ : -6%
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7. Making my voice heard in the EU
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7.1 Over half of Europeans still think that their voice does not
count in the EU
One answer per item
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7.2 Voting in the European elections is seen as by far the best
way of making one’s voice heard
Maximum 3 answers
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8. The election of the President of the
European Commission
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8.1 More than three-quarters of Europeans do not know how the
President of the European Commission is appointed
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answer
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8.2 Over half of Europeans would be encouraged to vote in the European
elections if they participated indirectly in the election of the President
of the European Commission
Total ‘No’: 36%
Total ‘Yes’ : 54%
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9. European Citizens’ Initiative and
Charter of Fundamental Rights
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9.1 The European Citizens’ Initiative
More than 7 out of 10 Europeans have not heard of the Citizens’ Initiative
Total ‘Yes’ : 26%
Total ‘No’ : 72%
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9.2 The European Citizens’ Initiative
Areas in which to use the Initiative: employment overwhelmingly tops the list
Maximum 5 answers
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9.3 The Charter of Fundamental Rights
An absolute majority of Europeans have not heard of the Charter
Total ‘Yes’: 39%
Total ‘No’: 59%
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9.4 The Charter of Fundamental Rights
Citizens in the Czech Republic are the most likely to have heard of the Charter
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9.5 The Charter of Fundamental Rights
Citizens attach particular importance to the freedom of movement but
also demand sound administration
Maximum 3 answers
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your attention
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