VACCINATION AND ECONOMIC RECOVERY
The monday 26th of July, Sigmados, with the Spanish newspaper El Mundo; together with SWG, Insa Consulere, United Survey, Gallup Austria and Opinionway, presents the first survey of the public opinion study in Europe.
The first report reveals a clear division over the EU’s management of vaccination. However, criticism is higher. While 44% think that the European Commision did it well or very well, 55,6% consider the oposite.
In Poland and Spain more than 50% of the people think that the EC has managed well or very well the vaccination purchasing.
In the rest of the countries, there are more people that think the opposite. Germany is the most critic about the vaccination purchasing (70% thinks it has been bad or very bad).
In the economic sphere, 41.8% of Spaniards are in favour of a common plan, compared to the option of each country developing its own (39.2%); these figures are similar to those of Italy (37%), and increase for the Germans (47.3%), Austrians (45.4%) and French (43.5%) but are far from those of Poland, where 70% believe that it is better for Europe to take charge of leading the recovery.
In terms of leadership in the EU, the best rated prime minister in the EU is Angela Merklel, the only one above 6 (6,41), followed by Mario Draghi (5,73). The rest are around 5,3, except Mateusz Morawiecki, the only one below 5 (4,71).
In terms of the issues that should be addressed in the EU over the next 10 years with the highest priority, climate change is the most frequently mentioned with 32.1%. Security comes in third place with 28.5% and, after the Covid- 19 crisis, pandemic prevention is a priority for 13.1%.