Poll: EU residents still willing to support Ukraine and its refugees and to stop using Russian energy

Poll: EU residents still willing to support Ukraine and its refugees and to stop using Russian energy

June 16, 2022

A Eurobarometer survey in all EU Member States published on 15 June confirmed the large support among Europeans for the EU’s response to the Russian aggression against Ukraine. 

The poll shows that the majority of Europeans (59%) are satisfied with the EU’s response to the Russian invasion of Ukraine and with their own government’s reaction (57%).

Humanitarian actions are the most supported (93%) followed by welcoming in the EU Ukrainians fleeing the war (91%). According to Eurobarometer, 80% of Europeans support economic sanctions on the Russian government, companies and individuals, and 70% support the financing of supply and delivery of military equipment to Ukraine.

The survey also shows that European citizens massively support the common security and defence policy (81%) and expect the EU to phase out its dependency on Russian sources of energy (87%).

This ‘Special Eurobarometer’ 526 – ‘Key challenges of our times – The EU in 2022’ was conducted through face-to-face and online interviews between 19 April and 16 May 2022 across the 27 EU Member States.

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Eurobarometer: Europeans approve EU’s response to the war in Ukraine




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