Share of people who totally agree that their country is a secure place to live in (%) 2017
A low proportion of respondents ‘totally agree’ that their country is a secure place to live in. This time, in only a minority of countries do more than half of those polled ‘totally agree’ with the statement. Again, the lowest proportion of respondents who ‘totally agree’ is found in Italy, where just under a fifth of respondents (19%) do so. It is also particularly low in the United Kingdom (22%), France (23%) and Belgium (26%).
However, the level of general agreement with the statement continues to be high in all Member States (at least 70%) and in 11 of the 28 Member States, at least half of the respondents ‘totally agree’ that their country is secure, with over two thirds saying so in Finland (67%), Denmark (67%) and the Netherlands (69%).
Despite this high level of agreement, there is more variation between countries among those who ‘disagree’ with the statement than in the previous two statements. In Bulgaria (26%), Italy (27%), the United Kingdom (27%) and France (28%), over a quarter of those polled ‘disagree’ that their country is a secure place to live in, while in all other countries, less than a fifth of respondents do so. However, there is still significant variation of results across the remaining 24 countries: nearly a fifth of respondents ‘disagree’ in Cyprus (19%), Romania (19%) and Belgium (19%) compared with very few respondents who do so in Portugal (2%), Malta and Finland (both 3%).
source: Eurobarometer 464 – 2017