Delegation of the European Union to Azerbaijan

2017 Public Opinion Poll about the European Union in Azerbaijan

Baku, 06/10/2017 - 13:19, UNIQUE ID: 171006_16
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The EU-funded ‘EU NEIGHBOURS east’ project has conducted an opinion survey in Azerbaijan, based upon face-to-face interviews among a representative sample of 1,000 people. Here below are the key findings – more details may be found in the factsheets and report at the links below.

Main findings

  • Pro-EU feelings have risen in Azerbaijan - 47% of Azerbaijanis have a positive image of the EU.
  • 68% of Azerbaijanis feel relations with the European Union are good, well ahead of the regional average of 61%.
  • More than half of Azerbaijanis (51%) trust the EU, compared to the United Nations (35%), the Eurasian Economic Union (26%) and NATO (32%).
  • 33% of Azerbaijanis are aware of the EU’s financial support to the country, 65% of those felt it was effective (compared to a regional average of 53%).

Links

Azerbaijan Report 2017: https://eeas.europa.eu/delegations/azerbaijan/33463/2017-public-opinion-...

& Factsheets 2017: http://www.euneighbours.eu/en/east/stay-informed/publications/opinion-survey-2017-azerbaijan  

Regional overview (all EaP countries): http://www.euneighbours.eu/en/east/stay-informed/publications/opinion-survey-2017-regional-overview

Background

The opinion polling was carried out by the ‘EU NEIGHBOURS east’ project in March to May 2017 in all six countries of the Eastern Partnership – Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia, the Republic of Moldova and Ukraine. The annual surveys are now into their second year, with the first wave having been carried out in 2016.

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