The majority of Europeans say EU leadership is “out of touch” with citizens
Source: Pew Research Center.
The EU seems to be failing many more citizens in many more countries than just the UK.
The highest negatives for the EU occurred most when Europeans were asked about how well the EU was able to deal efficiently with concrete problems.
54% believe the EU to be inefficient, mostly due to the EU’s handling of immigration.
Majorities or pluralities in most nations want fewer immigrants allowed into their country. Many believe that immigrants tend to remain distinct from the broader culture and that immigration increases the risk of terrorism.
In data gathered since 2014, over 1,000 people have been murdered or injured in the EU in violent attacks related to Islamist migrants.
In the survey, Pew found a “strong desire” for less immigration. Italy, Greece and Hungary had the highest percentages of citizens wanting fewer immigrants -- more than 70% in each of those countries.
In a poll conducted in 2018, over 75% of EU citizens wanted better border security. A majority believed that crime and terrorism increased due to immigration, and 57% said that immigration was changing the culture of their countries.
A majority are convinced that most migrants are attracted to the EU by economic and welfare benefits and if those benefits were cut off, migration would slow considerably.
A majority -- 51% to 43% -- believes that the EU is intrusive in the life of its member states. This data explains why many Europeans are supporting populist, pro-sovereignty political parties and movements that reject overbearing EU control.
A large majority -- 62% -- think that Brussels is “out of touch” with the needs of citizens.
Doesn't look as if anyone is very happy. Failing.