MOSCOW, February 12 – RIA Novosti. Residents of Finland, Spain and Greece are more convinced than other representatives of the EU countries that the EU is moving in the wrong direction, according to the data of the Parlemeter poll, which are cited in the message of the European Parliament.
The survey was conducted amid the emergence of financial difficulties due to the coronavirus pandemic and the “spread of pessimistic sentiment about the economy.” According to experts, in general, 39% of respondents said that the EU is moving in the right direction, which is 7% higher than in the fall of 2019.
At the same time, the share of respondents who believe that the EU is going in the wrong direction is higher and amounts to 45%, this indicator has been stable in recent years. In the age group from 40 to 54 years old, 49% answered in this way.
Finland (60%), Spain (59%), Greece (56%), France (54%), Czech Republic (53%), Sweden ( 51%) and a number of other European states.
At the same time, the share of Europeans who assess positively their countries' membership in the EU reached a record high – 63%. Overall, 72% of those surveyed say that their country has benefited from EU membership.
The poll was conducted from November 20 to December 21, 2020, 27.2 thousand people over 15 years old from 27 EU member states took part in it.