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Eurobarometer: How European do Romanians feel?

Only 51 per cent of Romanians state they feel they are European citizens, the percentage placing Romania among the countries that register the lowest scores from this point of view – Great Britain (48 per cent), Bulgaria (47 per cent) and Greece (46 per cent) – the latest Eurobarometer survey conducted at the request of the European Commission on the basis of data collected in November 2012 shows. According to the poll, the following states register percentages of over 70 per cent – Estonia and Spain (73 per cent), Denmark and Poland (74 per cent). The highest degree of identification with the quality of being European citizens is seen in countries such as Luxembourg (87 per cent) and Finland (78 per cent). One of the poll’s conclusions is that “the crisis policy (defined through austerity measures and structural policies) determined Romanians to treat the values concerning the European Union’s accomplishments with scepticism.” According to the previous Eurobarometer, the Romanians’ confidence in the direction taken by the European Union dropped by 14 per cent year-on-year, from 46 per cent in 2011, being the lowest level registered in Romania. At the same time, the most recent Eurobarometer reveals that the crisis policy (defined through austerity measures and structural policies) did not bring any change in the living standards and determined Romanians to treat with scepticism the values concerning the European Union’s achievements. At the same time, the barometer also shows that television channels remain the Romanians’ main source of information, 97 per cent of them pointing out that they watch TV shows at least once per week. Television channels are followed at a significant distance by the press/newspapers (51 per cent), radio (64 per cent), internet (accessed by 43 per cent of the respondents) and social media (used by 28 per cent of Romanians). The sources of information used to stay abreast of national political issues primarily consist of television channels (94 per cent), the press/newspapers (46 per cent), radio (44 per cent) and the internet (23 per cent). This hierarchical trend is maintained when it comes to European political issues too: television channels (88 per cent), press/newspapers (43 per cent), radio (41 per cent) and the internet (22 per cent).

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