A Europe we want...

Geographically, Europe may be clearly defined, but it is increasingly distinguished by its ideals, values and principles. However, as Europeans, we often refer to our “European values” or our “European way of life,” without giving full consideration to what these concepts mean and how to protect them during times of crisis.

This year’s Philea Forum takes place as we face compounding crises related to public health, global security, climate change, digital transformation and polarization that will impact public opinion in the run-up to the EP elections.

Philea and eupinions thus surveyed people across the EU to gauge their opinions on:

•   Democracy in the EU

•   EU efforts to combat climate change

•   Issues the EU should prioritize

The survey also sought to determine how much people know about philanthropic work and the correlation between knowledge levels and attitudes toward the issues addressed.

The data, which is representative for seven EU member states and the EU as a whole, offers us a starting point for exploring the state of the European Union.

About eupinions

eupinions is an independent platform for European public opinion. We collect and analyze data on European public opinion and comment on what Europeans think about current political issues and megatrends.​

Our data is representative with regard to age, gender, education and country/region.​

eupinions is a Bertelsmann Stiftung project. The data is collected by Latana.​

Visit www.eupinions.eu for further information!

eupinions is cooperating with a wide range of Europeans partners. This data has been presented in collaboration with Philea - Philanthropy Europe Association.

Methodology note

The samples analyzed in this report were drawn by Latana in March 2023 (with a size of n=13,270), across all 27 EU member states. Our samples take into account current population distributions with regard to age (16-70 years), gender and region/country. In order to obtain census representative results, the data were weighted using the most recent Eurostat statistics. ​

Any references to differences between countries in the report pertain only to the seven countries with sufficiently large sample sizes: Belgium, Germany, France, Italy, the Netherlands, Poland and Spain. Calculated for a sample of this size and considering the design-effect, the margin of error would be 0.9% at a confidence level of 95%.