Eurostat Survey Shows Interest In EU Politics Rising

  • 11 Mar 2016 8:00 AM
Eurostat Survey Shows Interest In EU Politics Rising
Interest in the politics of the European Union has risen among Hungarians and citizens of member states as well, according to a Eurobarometer opinion survey. Fully 53% of Hungarian respondents said they were interested in the EU’s policies, compared to 54% in the whole of the bloc, on average.

Both figures were up more than 10 points compared to the previous yearly report. Belonging to the EU was important for 55% of respondents on average, but only for 46% in Hungary.

Seven out of ten respondents in Europe felt there was more uniting than dividing them.

Fully 80% of Europeans felt asylum seekers should be better distributed among EU member states and three quarters of them thought mandatory quotas should be approved to guide this process.

About 51% of respondents said their country needed legal immigrants, but in 11 states, among them Hungary, the majority did not share this opinion.

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