There is clear and growing support for the European Union in member states, with 68 percent of respondents considering their country’s membership to be worthwhile, Eurobarometer said on Wednesday, adding that this is the highest favourable rating in the past 35 years.
In Hungary, fully 60 percent of respondents were positive about the EU. Altogether 79 percent of Hungarians thought the country’s membership brought with it advantages as against 72 percent last year.
Based on a representative survey carried out in 28 member states, 68 percent of Europeans believe their country has benefited from EU membership, a four percentage point increase since April and the highest reading since 1983. Meanwhile, 62 percent of respondents not only regarded membership as useful but they also thought it to be good for the country.