More than two-thirds – 68 per cent – of respondents of a Flash Eurobarometer survey in Malta believe that, generally speaking, Malta's membership in the European Union is a good thing.
The results came from the first results of a European Parliament flash Eurobarometer which focused on public opinion, and the 2019 MEP elections Lead Candidate Process and European Parliament Media Recall. The survey was conducted between the 26th November and 3rd December 2018, with 26,071 respondents aged 15 or over taking part across the 28-nation bloc.
Whilst 68 per cent of respondents said that membership in the EU is a good thing, just 8 per cent said that it was a bad thing. Over one in five – 21 per cent – were ambivalent about it, saying it was ‘neither a good thing nor a bad thing’.
Interestingly enough, in a separate question, the significantly lower amount of 45 per cent of respondents replied that the EU generally conjured up a "total positive" image.
40 per cent said that the EU conjured a "neutral image", while 10 per cent had a ‘totally negative’ impression of the EU.
Maltese respondents’ answers were largely in line with the European average.