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Eurobarometer is a series of surveys initiated by the European Commission to measure public opinion in countries that are members of the European Union. Eurobarometer was created in 1973, when the European Parliament released a report requesting the establishment of a permanent research institute that would study European public opinion.

Eurobarometer is conducted every 6 months, and the results are released free of charge to the public. About 1,000 citizens from each European Union (EU) country are polled through face-to-face interviews, with the exception of countries with small populations such as Malta or Cyprus, where the sample for Eurobarometer averages 500 persons.

The first study was designed by the first director of Eurobarometer, Jacques-René Rabier, in collaboration with U.S. political scientist Ronald Inglehart, and was conducted in ...

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