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January 25, 2021

Eurobarometer: Romanians – pessimistic about national economy, optimistic about EU

Romanians (87 percent) have a negative opinion on the current state of the national economy, 74 percent tend to distrust the Government, and 80 percent tend to distrust the Parliament, while 76 percent of Romanians are optimistic about the EU, according to a Eurobarometer released Monday and conducted between March 15 and March 23. 87 percent of the Romanians interviewed said they have a negative opinion on the country’s economy (compared with 65 percent on average at European level) and 12 percent expressed a positive opinion. When asked to list the most important issues Romania is faced with at the moment, Romanians pointed to the economic situation (38 percent) and the rate of unemployment (31 percent). 58 percent of Romanians tend to trust European institutions (compared with 32 percent on average in Europe) and 34 percent tend to distrust them. On the other hand, 80 percent tend to distrust the Parliament in Bucharest, as opposed to 16 percent who tend to trust the state institution. 74 percent have a tendency not to trust the Government, whereas 23 percent are inclined to trust it. 76 percent are optimistic about our country’s future in the EU compared with a European average of 53 percent, and 19 percent are pessimistic compared with a European average of 40 percent. (A.C.)

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