Standard Eurobarometer 86, Public opinion in the European Union, Survey requested and co-ordinated by the European Commission, Directorate-General for Communication

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Title

Standard Eurobarometer 86, Public opinion in the European Union, Survey requested and co-ordinated by the European Commission, Directorate-General for Communication

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Year

2016

Type of publication

Survey - quantitative research

Geographical coverage

EU comparative

Area/location of interest

Not applicable - national level

Type of Institution

EU body

Institution

Eurostat | European Commission

Main Thematic Focus

Public perceptions and attitudes

Target Population

Migrants

Key findings

The immigration of people from other EU Member States continues to evoke a positive feeling for a large majority of Europeans (61%), after a 3-point increase since spring 2016. This response has gained ten percentage points since spring 2015 (from 51% up to 61%), and has now reached a record high. However, it evokes a negative feeling for a third of EU citizens (33%, -2 percentage points since spring 2016, -8 since autumn 2014). Meanwhile, the immigration of people from outside the EU evokes a negative feeling for a majority of Europeans (56%, -2), but the proportion of respondents who see immigration from outside the EU in a positive light continues to grow (37%, +3 percentage points since spring 2016), reaching its highest level since autumn 2014, when the question was first asked.

Methodology (Qualitative/Quantitative and exact type used, questionnaires etc)

Between the 3rd and the 16th November 2016, TNS opinion & social, a consortium created between TNS political & social, TNS UK and TNS opinion, carried out the wave 86.2 of the EUROBAROMETER survey, on request of the EUROPEAN COMMISSION.

Sample details and representativeness

The wave 86.2 is the STANDARD EUROBAROMETER 86 and covers the population of the respective nationalities of the European Union Member States, resident in each of the 28 Member States and aged 15 years and over.

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