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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 objective of this survey was to review changes that had occurred since the adoption of the Council Recommendation on patient safety and healthcare associated infections in 2009, in the following areas: 1. information to EU citizens about patient safety measures; 2. the likelihood of experiencing an adverse event, and the circumstances and characteristics of this experience; 3. the types of redress available if EU citizens suffer an adverse event in their own country or another Member State, and where they can turn for help; 4. EU public perceptions of the quality of healthcare.
In addition, this survey also asked about EU citizens’ experience of hospitalisation and/or long-term care, and whether they received information on the risk of healthcare associated infections.
This survey highlights EU citizens’ attitudes towards the education that they have received and the priorities for education and training in their country, as well as their views on the most important aspects of education and the main skills that education can provide. It also reveals experiences of working in other countries, perceptions of the extent to which qualifications are recognised in different Member States, and citizens' awareness and use of career guidance services.
Waste management and resource efficiency are key elements of EU environmental policy and the Europe 2020 strategy. This survey seeks to understand citizens’ perceptions, attitudes and practices related to the efficient use of resources and the generation and management of waste, as well as elements of the so-called “circular economy” (including second-hand products and alternatives to buying new products).
This report presents the results of a survey conducted among young Europeans aged 15 to 24 regarding their behaviour and attitudes towards drugs, including the so-called "legal highs", that is to say new substances that imitate the effects of illicit drugs and are often sold in the form of powders, herbs or pills. Insights are given into drug use, availability of drugs, and opinions on which measures could best be undertaken to tackle drug-related problems in society. The survey also looks at young people's perceptions of the health risk related to the use of particular drugs, ranging from heroin to cannabis, as well as alcohol.
"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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