Recent MORI Social Research Institute research amongst residents of the UK has shown that:
- Less than one in ten (9%) believe that Europe is a major issue facing the UK today.
- Turnout in the European elections is again likely to be an issue as less than one in five (19%) intend to vote in the European elections. The corresponding figure in January '99 found that 27% intended to vote.
- People are interested in the policy areas covered by the European Parliament. For example, three quarters (76%) feel that having regulations to limit the hours they work is an important issue.
- The survey tested awareness of European Parliament responsibilities. Three out of five (62%) correctly identified that European legislation gives fathers the right to take time off when they have a child.
- However, a little under a third (30%) incorrectly believe that they will have to carry a European Identity card by the end of the year.
- Euro Omnibus Questions -- Final Topline - pdf document, 34K
MORI interviewed a sample of 2020 Adults aged 18+, in the United Kingdom, using MORI's Omnibus. Interviews were carried out face-to-face, in home, between 15-20 January 2004. The data was weighted to match the known population profile.
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