Though even among those with positive views there are significant concerns
Only 34% trust their national government
Only 34% trust their national parliament
Majorities distrust the EU in Austria, Czech Republic, Cyprus, Italy, France, UK and Greece
I have no idea why - Lithuanians let me know!
But the Danes and Germans are loving it....
The Greeks, Brits and French ... not so much
The percentage of people who think the situation of their national economy is "good" has jumped by 29 points since 2009
We have a crossover point here
2% of Greeks say the same
All have nice and strong perceptions that the economy is doing good
Yet each of them are grappling with pretty major national populist revolts
But of course it also means big expectations...
The Dutch and Irish leading the way...
But the Brits look gloomy about the future. 53% "worst to come", which puts them ahead of the Greeks!
Borders, security, refugees, terrorism - at macro level this is the issue agenda for the EU. It has to start demonstrating competence & establishing unity among states with v different views
We are already seeing the political effects
-Merkel under immense pressure
-National populists enjoying peaks
-Rightward policy drift