How would you rate the justice system in your country in terms of independence of courts and judges?
Total answers of very good and fairly good (%) – 2018
Opinion about the independence of courts and judges varies widely across Member States. In 17 countries, at least half rate the justice system in terms of the independence of courts and judges as good, with those in Denmark (87%), Finland (82%) and Austria (81%) the most likely to say this. At the other end of the scale, 23% in Croatia, 29% in Slovakia and 30% in Bulgaria also rate the independence of courts and judges as good.
Respondents in Denmark (38%), the Netherlands (25%) and Austria (23%) are the most likely to rate this independence as very good. In contrast, at least one in five respondents in Croatia (35%), Bulgaria (26%), Slovenia (22%) and Italy (21%) say it is very bad.
source: Eurobarometer 461 – 2018