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This is the website for the Public Opinion Analysis sector of the European Commission. Since 1973, the European Commission has been monitoring the evolution of public opinion in the Member States, thus helping the preparation of texts, decision-making and the evaluation of its work. Our surveys and studies address major topics concerning European citizenship: enlargement, social situation, health, culture, information technology, environment, the Euro, defence, etc.
This site has been archived in January 2016. The new Public Opinion website can be accessed here.

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Standard Eurobarometer 83 survey (EB83), was carried out between 16 and 27 May 2015 in 34 countries or territories: the 28 European Union (EU) Member States, five candidate countries (the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, Turkey, Montenegro, Serbia and Albania) and the Turkish Cypriot Community in the part of the country that is not controlled by the government of the Republic of Cyprus.
The survey includes topics such as the European political situation and the economy. It analyses how Europeans perceive their political institutions, both national governments and parliaments, and the EU and its institutions. It also examines whether EU citizens feel that their voice counts in the EU. It looks at the main concerns of Europeans at national and at European level and considers how respondents perceive the current economic situation, what they expect for the next twelve months and their opinions of the euro. Finally, it addresses the question of European citizenship, while the fifth part focuses on Europeans’ opinions on priority issues: investment, industry, energy, trade and migration.
In January 2012, the European Commission proposed a comprehensive reform of data protection rules in the EU. The objective is to make data protection rules fit for the digital age by putting citizens back in control over of their personal data and simplifying the regulatory environment for business. The completion of this reform is a key priority for 2015 and a key enabler of the Digital Single Market project , which aims to empower European citizens and businesses to fully seize the opportunities of the digital economy.
The Eurobarometer survey, conducted in March 2015, asked 28,000 EU citizens what they think about the protection of their personal data. The overall conclusion of the survey shows that the protection of personal data remains a very important concern for citizens, as it was when the Commission presented the reform in 2012. Its outcome confirms the need to finalise the data protection reform.
This Eurobarometer survey is about people's perception of robots, autonomous cars and drones. With these technologies becoming more mainstream, it is important to understand what people think and to assess the extent to which people will accept robots performing certain functions. It builds on a previous study conducted in 2012, and looks at ways in which attitudes may have changed over the last two years.
For this survey carried out in April 2015, some 7 000 respondents in the seven EU Member States that have yet to join the euro (Bulgaria, Czech Republic, Hungary, Poland, Romania, Croatia, Sweden) were interviewed by phone. Citizens from different social and demographic groups replied to a set of questions focusing on issues ranging from their perception of and support for the introduction of the euro in their country, to how well citizens felt informed about the common currency. Questions included how citizens saw the consequences for themselves, their country, and for those countries which already have adopted the euro. Other questions looked at how and where citizens wished to be informed and what type of information they considered most important.
This survey for the first time included Sweden, which joined the EU at least nine years prior to the other EU countries covered in this survey. Therefore, the average that comprises all seven countries should be compared to previous editions of this study with caution. Opinion now appears equally divided over the issue of whether or not to introduce the euro, as 49% of respondents are in favour and 48% are against. Support for the introduction of the euro in the individual countries varies considerably between 29% in the Czech Republic and 68% in Romania.
This Eurobarometer accompanies the Report on the Application of the Charter of Fundamental Rights. Questions asked concentrate on citizens' awareness of the Charter, its scope of application and the institutions that would be solicited in cases of non-respect of citizens' rights. The report presents the differences between EU countries, socio-demographic groups and the European average.
This study aims to get a better understanding of Europeans’ opinion about the innovations brought about in society by science and technology. It tested a range of innovations that could be applied 15 years from now in the everyday life of citizens in Europe, and to understand participants’ preferences and reactions in this regard.
This study shows that citizens have different expectations with regard to the impacts of scientific and technological innovation. While positive about scientific and technological innovation generally, citizens hold the view that it can lead to unemployment and social exclusion.

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