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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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DG MOVE commissioned this survey to gather information from Europeans citizens, understand their habits, hear their opinions, and analyse their perceptions of transport related matters. The survey focused on: • The most frequently used modes of transport for daily and long journeys, and the reasons these modes were chosen; • How to encourage the use of public transport by car and motorbike users; • The perceptions of the quality of road, air and rail over the last five years and the most serious problems affecting these modes of transport; • How to make the transport sector more appealing for job seekers.
Results are presented first for the EU as a whole, then for individual countries, followed by socio-demographic analysis.
The main purpose of this Eurobarometer study is to help inform the Horizon 2020 programme by establishing which areas European citizens would like science and innovation to focus, so as to tackle issues of most concern to them. The survey asked respondents about which areas science and innovation should give priority over the next 15 years, with areas such as job creation, health and medical care, education and skills, and the fight against climate change among the issues they are asked to consider.
This Flash Eurobarometer was carried out in the 28 EU member states between 18-20 September 2014. Some 26,566 people were interviewed. The survey assesses the extent to which Europeans already use the Internet and online resources to help manage their own health. The report looks at the type of health-related information people most commonly look for and where they look for it. It then studies how satisfied they are with the health-related information they found, and how likely they would be to use the Internet to look for health-related information in the future.
The findings show that six out of ten Europeans go online when looking for health information. Nine of them were satisfied with the information found and said that the Internet helped them to improve their knowledge about health-related topics.
For this survey carried out on 6 - 8 October 2014, some 16 500 respondents across the 18 euro area countries were interviewed by phone.
The results show that overall support for the euro has stabilised at 57%, including the highest increase in support in Estonia compared with the 2013 survey. A clear majority of 69% sees the euro as good for the EU as a whole. There are nevertheless some important differences between the 18 countries. Asked for the first time, an overall majority of 60% is in favour of abolishing 1-cent and 2-cent coins and applying mandatory up- and down-rounding of the final sum of purchase in shops and supermarkets.
Citizens replied to a set of questions focusing on issues ranging from perception and practical aspects of the euro to their assessment of the economic situation, policy and reforms in their country and in the euro area. In addition, citizens were asked about their views and expectations regarding household income and inflation.
“The Promise of the EU” aims to develop a vision for the EU’s future based on three questions: How much unity do citizens want and what are the areas where more integration should take place? What would make the EU more democratic and how can EU politicians be made more accountable for the decisions they make? What is the right balance between responsibility and solidarity? The broad objectives of this study are to understand how people perceive the EU and what the European idea means to them, especially in the wake of the economic and financial crisis.

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