What do people think about the EU? Eurobarometer highlights 2021

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Defending democracy, social justice, freedom of speech, and the protection of human rights are the most important values to EU citizens. These are the insights from the The EU’s directly elected legislative body comprised of 705 members. It is involved in policymaking but it does not have the power to propose new legislation. European Parliament’s recent Eurobarometer survey conducted in Autumn 2021. Other significant factors are public health, poverty, social exclusion, and climate change. 

Upholding Democracy

Citizens of the European Union believe in democratic values. The ideas and values that weave the basic fabric of any society like democratic decision-making, freedom of speech, equality before the law, and social justice are upheld by the citizens. Of the respondents, 32% believe that democracy is the top European value to defend. Citizens of countries like Sweden, Germany, Finland, Italy, Denmark, Austria, Luxembourg, Malta, Poland, Czechia, and Hungary put the defence of democracy as the foremost value.

The EU’s directly elected legislative body comprised of 705 members. It is involved in policymaking but it does not have the power to propose new legislation. European Parliament President Roberta Metsola also agreed with the survey results that defending democracy is the most important European value and cannot be compromised at any cost. She further emphasized that extremism, authoritarianism, and nationalism are the rising threats to the common European project.

Further, 27% believe in freedom of speech and thought, whereas 25% felt that the protection of human rights both in the EU and worldwide is of great importance. Areas of concern pointed out by the respondents are rising extremism, the spread of disinformation, and the weakening of the rule of law.

Pro-EU Attitude

Despite the grim situation during the COVID-19 pandemic, citizens showed a positive attitude towards the European Union and the The EU’s directly elected legislative body comprised of 705 members. It is involved in policymaking but it does not have the power to propose new legislation. European Parliament. They reaffirmed their trust in the The EU’s directly elected legislative body comprised of 705 members. It is involved in policymaking but it does not have the power to propose new legislation. European Parliament.  The majority of EU citizens (58%) believe that the The EU’s directly elected legislative body comprised of 705 members. It is involved in policymaking but it does not have the power to propose new legislation. European Parliament has a strong role to play in the future. It is also observed that the trust of citizens in the The EU’s directly elected legislative body comprised of 705 members. It is involved in policymaking but it does not have the power to propose new legislation. European Parliament is the strongest among all the European Union institutions. Sixty-two percent of EU citizens support their country’s EU membership. Almost three out of four respondents believe that their country has progressed and improved with EU membership. About two thirds of citizens are hopeful about the future of the EU.

The survey highlights that citizens have great interest and trust in the working of the The EU’s directly elected legislative body comprised of 705 members. It is involved in policymaking but it does not have the power to propose new legislation. European Parliament. Information and transparency about the distribution of the EU recovery funds were of great interest for 43% of respondents. About a third of citizens are interested in knowing about the effect of European legislation on their country while 29% want to know more about the contribution of their national A Member of the European Parliament (MEP) is a person who has been elected to serve as a representative in the European Parliament. MEPs. 29% of the respondents want to know about the efforts taken by the EU in the Covid-19 pandemic.

Anything else?

Public health also scored high on the barometer, with 42% of the respondents giving public health top priority. For 40%, the fight against poverty and social exclusion is of great importance. Climate change is an important factor for 39% of the citizens.

The European Parliment’s Eurobarometer survey analyses citizens’ views on the The EU’s directly elected legislative body comprised of 705 members. It is involved in policymaking but it does not have the power to propose new legislation. European Parliament and its role in the European Union. As the results of this round’s Eurobarometer show, citizens feel a sense of ownership and trust in the The EU’s directly elected legislative body comprised of 705 members. It is involved in policymaking but it does not have the power to propose new legislation. European Parliament that it will defend the European values and ideals.

The Eurobarometer results can be found here.

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