Lithuanians trust the EU the most

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Trust in the European Union: national results and evolutions

The number of Member States where a majority of respondents trust the EU has increased (18, up from 15 in spring 2017) despite the slight decrease in trust at EU level since spring 2017.

Trust in the EU is highest in Lithuania (64%), Bulgaria (57%) and Luxembourg (56%). Conversely, a majority of respondents tend not to trust the EU in ten countries, most strikingly in Greece (74%), the United Kingdom (59%) as well as France, the Czech Republic and Cyprus (all 56%).

Since spring 2017, trust in the EU has gained ground in ten countries, most strikingly in Belgium (53%, +7 percentage points), Slovakia (48%, +5) and the Czech Republic (35%, +5). Conversely, it has lost ground in 17 Member States, led by France (33%, -8, following a 15-point increase between autumn 2016 and spring 2017) and Croatia (39%, -8), and remains unchanged in Germany (47%). Because of these evolutions, trust is now the majority opinion in Belgium, Slovakia, Hungary and Poland.

Conversely, in Croatia, a majority of the population now distrust the European Union while the opposite was true in spring 2017.

source: Eurobarometer 88

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