eupinions: A majority of Europeans believe in a Ukraine victory
One year after Russia began its war of aggression against Ukraine, 61 percent of Europeans are convinced Ukraine will prevail. But worries persist: 68 percent of respondents see the attack on Ukraine as an attack on all of Europe.
eupinions: Support for Ukraine is declining slightly
A large majority of Europeans continue to support admitting Ukraine to the EU. The willingness to accept refugees also remains strong. However, the level of approval for arms transfers is dropping slightly in all EU states, and in Germany has slipped below the 50% mark for the first time since the war's beginning.
eupinions: One in two people in Germany and the United States want a better-functioning democracy
In both the U.S. and Germany, only a little more than half the population is satisfied with how democracy works in their country. Confidence in each government’s ability to solve current problems is similarly divided. There are clear differences in the way digital transformation is being handled. The results of the new eupinions survey will be pre-sented at the U.S.-German Futures Forum, which begins today on the sidelines of the G7 foreign ministers’ meeting in Münster.
: Europeans' support for Ukraine continues unabated
Europeans continue to stand firmly by Ukraine's side. A broad majority supports arms deliveries. The willingness to accept Ukraine into the EU remains high. There is also strong support for the need to become more independent in terms of energy supply - even if this means personal cuts. Nevertheless, these attitudes cannot be taken for granted, as there are initial signs that approval is crumbling.
eupinions: Only 60 percent of EU citizens are satisfied with the state of democracy in the Union
The rule of law, free elections, freedom of expression – nearly 90 percent of European Union citizens attribute great importance to these basic democratic values. However, Europeans differ in the extent to which they agree with how these values are implemented: Only 60 percent of respondents from the 27 EU countries are satisfied with the state of democracy in the EU. Satisfaction with how democracy works in individual EU member states is as low as 54 percent.
eupinions: With European unity and empathy against COVID-19
Good news from Europe in the midst of the pandemic: Europeans are very willing to adhere to the rules for combatting COVID-19 and to act as one to overcome the crisis. That is the finding from an eupinions study that surveyed 13,000 EU citizens. eupinions is our tool for researching public opinion across Europe. It is operated in partnership with the King Baudouin Foundation.
eupinions: Europeans are personally optimistic, but pessimistic about their own country
A majority of Europeans look positively into their personal future, but negatively into the future of their own country. This optimism paradox runs through all social groups, age groups and countries. At the same time, the strong tendency of Europeans to have a pessimistic view of their own country's future has clear political implications - especially in terms of party preference. This is shown by our new eupinions study "The Optimism Gap". The Belgian versions of this study in Dutch and French were produced with the support of the King Baudouin Foundation.
Interview: Brexit – "After they leave is when the negotiations will really start"
It's now final, right? In 2016, the UK voted to leave the EU. Now, three-and-a-half years, two prime ministers and one European election later, the divorce papers have been signed, which means Great Britain will exit the European Union on January 31. To find out what comes next, we spoke with our Europe expert, Christian Kastrop.
Survey: Conflict between the US and China: Europeans want a stronger Europe
The tensions between the US and China are a source of great concern to people living in the EU. At the same time, the uncertain global situation is increasing their desire for a more sovereign Europe. The world’s two superpowers are viewed differently by Europeans: While the latter continue to feel a bond with the US, they see China largely as a competitor. One area where the EU’s citizens are particularly critical of the People’s Republic is data protection.
eupinions: Europeans want environmental protection, but are concerned about their wallets
The new European Commission is expected to officially take office on December 1. Ursula von der Leyen, the elected President of the Commission, has already set the first priorities, but what do Europeans expect from Europe? The latest edition of "eupinions" shows that protecting the environment is very high on many citizens' to-do list. However, at a personal level, Europeans are primarily concerned about the rising cost of living and their jobs.