The Questions that Matter

The Questions that Matter the most to European citizens center on economic anxiety and the dispiriting notion that participation in politics matters less and less.

According to the analytic overview of the 2014 European Elections Survey by the Public Opinion Monitoring Unit of the Directorate-General for Communication (Brussels), the issues that drove EU citizens to the polls in 2014 include – in descending order of importance – anxiety about unemployment (45%); a return of economic growth (40%); and immigration (23%).