According to a series of Eurobarometer surveys carried out for the European Parliament on perceptions and expectations, EU citizens’ support for stronger EU involvement in the fight against terrorism fell from 82 % in 2016 to 77 % in 2018. This is a 5 percentage point decrease in citizens’ expectations. However, this is still the policy area with the highest level of citizens’ expectations for more EU involvement. Although there are variations in support for increased EU involvement across the Member States, this particular policy wins more than just support from the majority, it can even be said that there is an EU-wide consensus on the issue. The highest expectations for more EU involvement were registered in Cyprus (92 %), Spain (87 %) and Finland (85 %). The weakest expectation for more involvement in the fight against terrorism was in Austria (61%) and Croatia (67 %) – in both countries the opinion was shared by about two thirds of the population.
Percentage of respondents who would like the EU to intervene more than at present
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