Yerevan /Mediamax/. 53% of Armenians have a positive image of the European Union (EU), compared to 44% in 2016. The number of persons with negative opinions of the EU is just 9%.
The EU-funded ‘EU NEIGHBOURS east’ project has conducted the 2020 opinion poll in the six countries of the Eastern Partnership (EaP). The survey took place between February and March 2020 (before COVID-19 crisis) and was based upon face-to-face interviews among a representative sample of 1,000 people per country.
Other key findings in Armenia are:
86% of Armenians (up 10% on 2016) feel relations with the European Union are good – well ahead of the EaP regional average (70%).
60% of people in Armenia trust the EU compared to 51% trusting in the Eurasian Economic Union (EEU).
65% of Armenians are aware of the EU’s financial support to the country, and 80% of those who are aware of the support feel that it is effective.