This seventh Parlemeter survey was carried out by TNS Opinion & Social between 17 November and 2 December 2012 and involved 26 739 European citizens from the 27 EU Member States.
The main findings of this survey can be summarised as follows:
The European Parliament regularly commissions surveys on public opinion in the 28 Member States.
These surveys cover a wide range of issues, focusing primarily on the European citizens' knowledge of the European Parliament, their perceptions of the EU and its main challenges, their expectations in view of the European elections, the European Parliament and the European integration in general.
The analysis of the results is meant to ensure the most complete overview of national evolutions, regional specificities, as well as socio-demographic differences and historical trends.