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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.

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The Future of Europe report presents a snapshot of the way Europeans perceived the EU and its future direction in early 2014. It begins by considering the EU’s present circumstances, its main assets and the main challenges it faces. Then it asks whether children in today’s EU can expect an easier or more difficult life than people from older generations, and whether the EU is likely to be more or less influential than other world powers at the end of this decade. Finally, the focus shifts towards planning for the Europe of 2020, looking at where the policy-making emphasis should lie, whether there should be more or less decision-making at EU level, and support for further European integration in three specific areas.
The Commission has released the results of a Eurobarometer survey to measure the attitude of EU households and citizens towards the main e-communications services in the Single Market: fixed and mobile voice telephony and Internet access, TV broadcast services and service packages. The survey measures consumer's perception of mobile roaming, broadband speed, quality of experience of access services, affordability, switching service provider and price transparency, 112 awareness and use of public payphone and directory enquiry services. The fieldwork was conducted between 18 and 27 January 2014. It covers the 28 EU Member States, with a total of 27,736 respondents interviewed. It follows on from the previous Eurobarometer survey which was conducted in February-March 2013.
On behalf of the European Commission Directorate-General for Economic and Financial Affairs, three Flash EB surveys accompanied Latvia's changeover to the euro. For this purpose, different social and demographic groups were interviewed. The first survey, Flash EB 390 conducted on 28 and 30 December 2013, looked at Latvians’ awareness of and preparedness for the changeover. The second survey, Flash EB 391 carried out in nine interview rounds from 2 January to 14 January 2014, monitored the progress of Latvia’s changeover to the euro during the 14-day dual circulation period. It looked at the trend of cash transactions and whether there were problems withdrawing or changing money. The third survey, Flash EB 393 carried out on 16 and 18 January 2014 immediately after the end of the dual circulation period, looked at Latvians' attitude towards the new currency and the changeover process. In detail, the survey includes measures on personal experiences of using euro banknotes and euro coins, converting Latvian lats to euros, understanding values in euros, appreciation of the dual display of prices and of starter kits, and perceptions of the success of the changeover and level of information.
Tourism is close to the hearts of Europeans and remains a powerful driver for the economy. The Eurobarometer survey on the preferences of Europeans towards tourism provides a detailed insight of Europeans' tourism preferences in 2013 - including favourite destinations, reasons for travelling and booking methods - and anticipates travelling trends for 2014.
"What do patients and healthcare professionals think about an active role of patients in their healthcare? In a qualitative Eurobarometer study, we collected opinions of doctors and patients on patient involvement in healthcare. In depth interviews were held with practitioners, nurses and patients in 15 Member States to learn about what they experience in their clinical practice. It shows that patient involvement in healthcare is not a sharply defined concept and that the traditional patient-doctors relationship is still the most common."

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