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Parliament regularly issues Eurobarometer surveys on public opinion, monitoring citizens’ expectations, concerns and political priorities.

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Q: Taking everything into account, would you say that (our country) has benefited or not from being a member of the EU?  

A dedicated series of Parliament Eurobarometer surveys is gauging Europeans’ interest in the 2019 elections and their opinions on the European project. Detailed post-election analyses will complete this series to improve understanding of European citizens’ voting behaviour.

2018/19 surveys show overall growing support for the EU

The 2018/2019 Eurobarometer surveys confirmed citizens’ steadily growing support for the European Union. Carried out amongst more than 27 000 people from 28 member states, they revealed that


  • 62% of citizens believe that their countries' EU membership is a good thing, whilst over two-thirds of respondents (68 %) are convinced that their country has benefited from being a member of the EU. This is the highest score ever measured since 1983.
  • 66% of European respondents would vote for their country to remain a member of the EU (a majority in all member states) and only 17% would contemplate leaving, with 17% undecided.

Political expectations and priorities

Parliament’s autumn Eurobarometer survey asked citizens which political issues the European Parliament should deal with as a matter of priority. Nearly every third respondent (32%) wants Parliament to address combating climate change as its biggest priority. The fight against poverty and social exclusion (31%), combating terrorism (24%) as well as tackling unemployment (24%) follow in the average EU ranking of citizens’ priorities. Read more.


Compare with Spring Eurobarometer survey

Compare with September 2018 survey

Compare with April 2018 survey

Eurobarometer also offers a full review of the European and national election results here.

Eurobarometer survey methodology

European Parliament and EU Commission surveys are carried out with the same methodology, to allow for direct comparability and observation of trends. They use face-to-face interviews with around 27 000 respondents in all 28 EU member states, drawn from the general population aged 15 years or more.

The survey sample mirrors the socio-demographic set-up of each member state and is statistically fully representative.

For each survey, the following information is made available:

  • the main report (EN only on publication date, all 23 languages later on),
  • complete socio-demographic and results annex,
  • national factsheets on the main results for each member state (in English and national language),
  • aggregated Excel data files, and
  • a SPSS file with the full raw data set (available on request).