Recent Flash Eurobarometer survey conducted at the end of May 2021 by Ipsos shows that 75% of EU citizens agree that COVID-19 vaccines are the only way to end the pandemic. 69% are either already vaccinated, or eager to be vaccinated as soon as possible. 79% intend to get vaccinated sometime this year.
However, there are significant variations among Member States and by age group, people under 45 being more hesitant than people above that age.
On average, 70% think that the EU is playing a key role in ensuring access to COVID-19 vaccines in their country.
A narrow majority of those who express a view are satisfied with the way the EU has handled the vaccination strategy (47% satisfied, 45% dissatisfied). Opinions on the way national governments have handled it are slightly more negative (46% satisfied, 49% dissatisfied).
For more information and results for Bulgaria, check the factsheet below.