Project Europe

In the first half of 2016, the Századvég Foundation conducted a public opinion poll survey covering all 28 European Union Member States, with the aim to analyse the opinions of EU citizens regarding the issues that most affect the future of the EU. In a unique way, Project28 conducted the widest possible survey of 1,000, that is a total of 28,000 randomly selected adults in each country. Gaining an understanding of society’s sense of prosperity and mapping the population’s attitudes towards the performance of the European Union, the migration crisis and the increasing terrorism were among the most important goals of the analysis. The Századvég Foundation, on behalf of the Hungarian Government, conducted the research again in 2017, 2018 and 2019, which continued to reflect on the topics that most determined the European political and social discourse.

In 2020, the survey, now called the Project Europe, will continue, with the aim of mapping the population’s attitude towards the most important public issues affecting our continent. In addition to society’s sense of prosperity, the performance of the European Union and the attitudes towards the migration crisis, in line with the latest challenges affecting Europe, the dominant theme of this year’s poll is the coronavirus pandemic, climate change and anti-Semitism. In addition to the European Union Member States, the 2020 research covered the United Kingdom, Norway and Switzerland, interviewing a total of 30,000 randomly selected adults using the CATI method.

EU citizens still view those entering the EU as economic immigrants
Migration is still a major public and political issue in 2021, both at EU level and in Member States.
V4 countries are committed Europeans and adhere to Christian cultural roots
The modern alliance of the Visegrad countries have celebrated its 30th anniversary this year.
The importance of the institution of the family is unquestionable across Europe
In the framework of the Europe Project research, Századvég also examined the relevant climate of opinion in relation to the perception of the institution of the family and the main dilemmas on the subject.
There is growing support for nuclear energy in Europe
There is a growing debate among the Member States of the European Union about the sustainability status and eligibility of nuclear energy.
Double standards and George Soros in the European Union
Brussels is ever more openly applying double standards to Member States, which is also believed by Europeans: According to a recent survey conducted by Századvég, 56 to 27 percent of respondents believe that double standards are applied to their country in the EU.
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