Tuesday 10 March 2009, by EU Barometer
The survey results showed that a majority of respondents felt concerned about each of the policy areas. Primarily, the interviewees felt concern about the fights against – a) organised crime and terrorism and b) drugs abuse (both 80%). The promotion and protection of fundamental rights, including children’s rights was a matter of concern for approximately three-quarters of EU citizens (78%).
Immigration was the policy area showing the most variation in Member States responses: 61 percentage points between Malta (87%) and Romania and Poland (both 26%); the control of the EU’s external borders had the least variation: from 35% in Sweden to 69% in Portugal.