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Populism in Germany: opinions on European integration 2018

This statistic shows the results of a survey conducted in Germany in 2018 on the spread of populism in regards to views on European integration. Based on the definition of populism by the source, at the time of the survey 78 percent of respondents with populist views agreed with the statement about wishing less European integration in the future rather than more.

Do you find the European integration went too far and wish for "less" rather than "more" Europe in the future?

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Release date

October 2018



Survey time period

May and June, 2018

Number of respondents


Age group

18 years and older

Special properties

Eligible to vote

Method of interview

Online survey

Supplementary notes

* In this study populism is defined as a certain understanding of politics and democracy, its norms, institutions and procedures. A distinguishing feature is the idea of the “true people” on one side and the “corrupt elite” on the other. Additionally, views which are anti-establishment, anti-pluralism and pro sovereignty of the people. According to the authors of the study, all three views are supposed to be represented simultaneously to qualify as populist views. Further definitions are available in the Stern issue.

** 2,322 voters and 1,105 non-voters.

This question was asked during the survey in the following wording: “Following are some statements about politics and society. Please state for every statement in how far you agree with it: the European integration has gone too far in the past - for the future I wish for "less" rather than "more" Europe."

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