What do Europeans expect from Europe? The latest edition of “eupinions” shows that protecting the environment is very high on many citizens’ to-do list. However, at a personal level, Europeans are primarily concerned about the rising cost of living and their jobs.
Which issue will the new EU Commission tackle first? If it were up to Europeans, Brussels would address environmental protection as well as economic and social policy measures. Asked about the issues that they consider to be especially important and worth protecting now, environmental pro-tection ranked very high on Europeans’ agenda (40%). At the same time, roughly half say that at a personal level, the rising cost of living is causing them the most concern at the moment. Those are the findings in the new edition of “eupinions”, the EU-wide opinion poll that we regularly conduct to learn about citizens’ views of current issues across the EU. The opinion poll is representative of the EU and its six largest Member States, including Germany. Over 12,000 people were surveyed in total.