Looking in particular at EU action in the field of equal treatment between men and women, 46 % of Europeans evaluate it as adequate. This is the only policy area covered in the survey where the evaluation of EU action as adequate has decreased, although the drop is only two percentage points. However, this is not a universal trend across the EU. While the most significant decreases in the proportion of people who evaluate EU action as adequate is registered in the Czech Republic and the UK (with drops from 66 % to 59 % and 55 % to 47 %), the opposite trend is registered in nine Member States. The most significant increase is registered in Hungary and Sweden (where the share rose from 47 % to 59 % and from 22 % to 31 %).
Despite the slightly negative overall trend in the evaluation of current EU action, there are still more EU citizens who evaluate action on equal treatment of men and women as adequate (46 %) than as insufficient (40 %).