February 12, 2016

Transatlantic Trends (3)

In this visualization, the European Union (EU) is evaluated by its own people where Europeans voiced their opinions on whether their EU membership has been a good or bad decision.

And the results are the Europeans like (1) EU allows freedom of travel, work, & study within its borders and (2) EU is a community of democracies. However, they dislike the fact that EU membership has harmed their country’s economy (especially the Italians, Portuguese, and Spaniards).

Turkey, not yet an EU member, has majority of its people consistently saying over the years that they don’t have a favorable opinion of the EU and that they don’t want to see EU exert strong leadership in world affairs. The United Kingdom, where exit from the EU is a political aim and desire of some people, don’t have a favorable opinion of the EU either.