Danes and the EU

Summary The conclusions of this report are based on a combination of quantitative and qualitative analyses conducted by MEGAFON on behalf of the Central Organisation of Industrial Employees in Denmark (CO-industri) and the Confederation of Danish Industry (DI) in August and September 2013. The study was published in conjunction with the launch of Think Tank EUROPA.
The quantitative analysis was conducted between 5-13 August 2013 as a telephone survey among respondents over 18 years of age. In total, 1,012 people agreed to participate in the quantitative survey. The qualitative analysis was carried out through eight in-depth interviews conducted between 10-27 September 2013 and a focus group involving eight participants held on 19 September 2013. In both cases, the participants were over 18 years of age. The participants represented a broad spectrum of gender, age, educational level and attitudes towards Danish membership of the EU.
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Main conclusion
  • Danes want a stronger EU – but would prefer to maintain its opt-outs from certain EU policy areas
  • The EU’s internal market is fundamentally good for Denmark
  • Danes believe that the EU has an impact on their everyday lives, but lack relevant information and knowledge about it
  • Men generally have a more positive perception of the EU than women
  • People with a higher level education generally have a more positive impression of the EU than people with lower levels of education
  • Highly-paid workers are more positive about the EU than low-paid workers