Public opinion monitoring in the time of COVID-19 

DG Communication’ Public Opinion Monitoring Unit is monitoring the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on public opinion within and beyond the European Union. This crisis and the measures taken on all levels to contain it will have significant implications on citizens’ perception and expectations with regard to the EU.

A weekly newsletter assembles pertinent information and analysis from both EU level and the Member States, focussing on:

  • current audience insight data, surveys and polls on citizens’ attitudes towards the corona crisis, their governments’ and the EU’s response, including, where and when available, data on trust in public institutions.
  • voting intention polls measuring support for governments and opposition parties in light of the COVID-19 crisis
  • significant political reactions on measures taken by governments and/or the EU with a likely impact on the shaping of public opinion