This Special Eurobarometer of the European Parliament was conducted in the 28 Member States of the European Union, from 9 to 18 April 2016, by TNS opinion.
It focuses on the perceptions and expectations Europeans have regarding the EU’s action, the fight against terrorism and to the mutual defence clause.
It is published shortly after the British voted for withdrawal from the European Union.
High expectations regarding EU action
Almost three quarters of Europeans think that what brings them together is more important than what separates them.
The fight against terrorism and radicalisation: strong involvement of respondents
Mutual defence clause
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.