Entrepreneurial attitudes and perception of the population, by region 2017

Entrepreneurial attitudes and perception of the population in 2017, by region

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Release date

January 2018



Survey time period


Number of respondents

about 2,000 per country

Age group

18-64 years

Method of interview


Supplementary notes

Definitions of presented indicators:
The perception of entrepreneurial opportunities reflects the percentage of individuals whobelieve there are opportunities to start a business in the area they live in.
Perceived capabilities reflect the percentages of individuals who believe they have the required skills, knowledge and experience to start a new business.
The measure of fear of failure (when it comes to starting your own business) applies to those who perceive opportunities only.
Entrepreneurial intentions is defined by the percentage of individuals who expect to start a business within the next three years (those who are currently already entrepreneurially active are excluded from this measure).
Entrepreneurship as a good career choice, High status to successful entrepreneurs, Media attention to successful entrepreneurs assess societal impressions about entrepreneurship as a career choice and whether entrepreneurs are afforded high status and receive positive media attention. These perceptions assess the visibility and attractiveness of entrepreneurship.

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