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"Public opinion and the future of Europe: Trends and theses"

Deflem, Mathieu and Pampel, Fred C. (1997) "Public opinion and the future of Europe: Trends and theses". In: UNSPECIFIED, Seattle, Washington. (Unpublished)

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    We analyze trends and sources of support for European unification on the basis of Eurobarometer data gathered from individuals in member states of the European Union over the past two decades. Results indicate that unification of Europe generally receives overwhelming support. However, further analysis reveals important country differences in levels of support. Citizens of most countries of Europe favor unification: support for the EU has over the years been relatively high in most countries and only in a minority of countries (Great Britain, Denmark, and Norway) do citizens reveal substantial anti-European sentiments. Beyond the country differences, in addition, there are socio-demographic and political influences on popular support, but these do not account for country differences. In other words, it is the identification of citizens with estimated advantages or disadvantages of united Europe for their own country which determines their respective sentiments on the EU.

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    Additional Information: This paper was published as: Mathieu Deflem, and Fred C. Pampel. 1996. "The Myth of Post-National Identity: Popular Support for European Unification." Social Forces 75(1):119-143.
    Subjects for non-EU documents: EU policies and themes > Policies & related activities > europeanisation/europeanization & European identity
    EU policies and themes > Policies & related activities > political affairs > public opinion
    EU policies and themes > EU institutions & developments > institutional development/policy > historical development of EC (pre-1986)
    Subjects for EU documents: UNSPECIFIED
    EU Series and Periodicals: UNSPECIFIED
    EU Annual Reports: UNSPECIFIED
    Conference: European Union Studies Association (EUSA) > Biennial Conference > 1997 (5th), May 29-June 1, 1997
    Depositing User: Phil Wilkin
    Official EU Document: No
    Language: English
    Date Deposited: 09 Apr 2007
    Page Range: p. 12
    Last Modified: 15 Feb 2011 17:22

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