According to a series of Eurobarometer surveys done for the European Parliament on ‘perceptions and expectations’, the support of EU citizens for even stronger EU involvement on the issue of migration has dropped from 74 % in 2016 to 72 % in 2018. Although there is a decrease, it is insignificant and the overall support for EU involvement on the issue of migration remains very high. The variation in opinions across Member States is significant. The strongest support for increased EU action in dealing with migration is registered in Cyprus (88 %), Spain (85 %) and Portugal (84 %). The weakest support for increased EU action in this field is seen in Austria (55 %), Latvia and the United Kingdom (56 %). Despite the differences between the Member States, the support for increased EU involvement in migration issue is shared by the majority of citizens in every Member State.
Percentage of respondents who would like the EU to intervene more than at present
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