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What do citizens want? What survey results reveal about values, attitudes and preferences

11 January 2011
Benedetta Guerzoni (Former Programme Assistant at the EPC), Eric Harrison (Senior Lecturer in Quantitative Sociology, City University of London), Elissa Sibley (External authors) and Sotiria Theodoropoulou (External authors)


What kind of Social Europe do European citizens want to maximise their well-being in the future? This issue paper by Eric Harrison, Elissa Sibley, Sotiria Theodoropoulou and Benedetta Guerzoni attempts to answer this question, by analysing the results of several social surveys. The information emerging from the surveys gives the opportunity to identify Europeans’ values, attitudes and preferences in relation to a number of policy areas pertaining to social policy and well-being at European and national level. Furthermore, the authors highlight the limitations of existing data and suggest areas for future research.

What do citizens want? - What survey results reveal about values, attitudes and preferences