Where do people in the EU think that having political connections helps you getting ahead in life?
(% number of answers “Essential” and “Total important”)
In 21 Member States, at least half of all respondents say having political connections is essential or important for getting ahead in life. Respondents in Croatia (88%), Bulgaria (84%) and Hungary (81%) are the most likely to say this, while those in Sweden (24%), Denmark (25%) and the Netherlands (29%) are the least likely to do so.
Respondents in Croatia (38%), Bulgaria (37%) and Hungary (29%) are the most likely to say having political connections is essential, while those in Greece (62%), Poland and Portugal (both 59%) the most likely to say it is important.
In six countries the majority says this is not important: Sweden (72%), Denmark (71%), the Netherlands (69%), France (64%), Finland (58%) and the United Kingdom (53%).
source: Eurobarometer 2018