Public optimism and pessimism regarding the future of the EU from 2007 to 2018

This statistic presents the optimistic and pessimistic attitudes of European citizens regarding the future of the European Union, from 2007 to 2018. After experiencing some fluctuations between 2010 and 2016, public optimism slightly increased again to 61 percent. In comparison, pessimistic perceptions had their peak in 2011 at 46 percent, but by 2018 they declined to 34 percent.

Would you say that you are optimistic or pessimistic about the future of the EU?*

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Source

Release date

December 2018

Region

EU

Survey time period

2007 to 2018

Number of respondents

27,339**

Age group

15 years and older

Method of interview

Face-to-face interview

Supplementary notes

*The question was framed by the source as follows: ''Would you say that you are very optimistic, fairly optimistic, fairly pessimistic or very pessimistic about the future of the EU?'' ** Count for 2018

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