Opinion Survey 2017: Regional Overview

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The EU NEIGHBOURS east project, in collaboration with ACT LLC, carries out opinion polls in the EU's six Eastern partner countries (Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia, Republic of Moldova and Ukraine) on an annual basis.

According to the 2017 survey, almost half of all citizens (44%) in the EU’s Eastern Neighbourhood have a positive image of the European Union, compared to just 13% who have a negative perception, while 61% believe the EU's relations with their country are good, with perceptions of the EU generally consistent compared to last year.

The purpose of the annual surveys is to investigate and understand better the opinion and level of awareness that citizens of the EU's Eastern Partner countries have about the European Union and its cooperation with their country. They cover the following broad topics:

  • General perceptions about the EU
  • Values associated with the EU
  • Assessment of EU relations with the home country
  • Awareness of financial support provided by the EU and assessment of its effectiveness
  • Sources of information
  • Country evaluation and future expectations

Country specific reports and factsheets are available at the following links:

To find out more about EU-Eastern Partner countries cooperation and partnership, go here: Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia, the Republic of Moldova, and Ukraine