Positive Public Attitudes at the End of the Bulgarian Presidency of the Council of the European Union

The Bulgarians evaluate the now-hosted rotational presidency of the Council of the European Union rather positively although the share of those admitting to not being informed enough is also significant. The political differences have not obstructed the overall positive assessment.

These are some of the conclusions from the Political and Economic Index of “Gallup International” – the independent national-representative research which has been studying the public opinion monthly since the beginning of the 1990s.

Forty-three percent say that the Bulgarian presidency has been rather good, while 12% – that is has not. Thirty-three percent admit that they are not informed enough to hold an opinion and the rest are doubting.

Among the most positive attitudes are those coming from the supporters of the ruling party. Nevertheless, even among the supporters of the Bulgarian Socialist Party the negative attitudes are not prevailing – rather, the share of those who are uninformed is larger here.

The relatively good evaluation of the Presidency has been influenced by the traditionally high Bulgarian confidence in the European Union, as well as the typical for such events wishful social attitude.

The research was carried out in the period 6-13 June among 760 respondents across the country. Standard deviation: ±3.5


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