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Spring 2019 Standard Eurobarometer: Europeans upbeat about the state of the European Union – best results in 5 years

Brussels, 5 August 2019, 06/08/2019 - 05:51, UNIQUE ID: 190806_2
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EU News 143/2019

A new Eurobarometer survey released today shows a strong increase in citizens' positive perception of the European Union across the board – from the economy to the state of democracy. These are the best results since the June 2014 Eurobarometer survey conducted before the Juncker Commission took office.

This latest Standard Eurobarometer survey was conducted after the European elections, between 7 June and 1 July 2019 in all 28 EU countries and five candidate countries. Amongst the main findings are a record-high support for the euro and climate change turning into the second top concern at EU level, after immigration.

1. Trust and optimism about the future at their highest since 2014

2. Record high support for the euro

3. EU citizenship and free movement seen as main EU achievements

4. Top concerns at EU and national level: climate change and environment on the rise