This 2016 Parlemeter survey was conducted in the 28 Member States of the European Union from 24 September to 3 October 2016 by Kantar Public (formerly TNS opinion).
As in previous years, this survey focuses on how Europeans view the European Parliament, its image and its role, how much they know about the institution, as well as questions about membership of the European Union, identity, citizenship, political priorities and values.
As in any survey of this kind, in analysing the results, the national, European and international context in which the interviews were conducted needs to be taken into account.
In this case, the following trends can be identified:
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.