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Brussels, 25 November 2011
Eurobarometer survey on internal security: the economic crisis and terrorism top the agenda
The Eurobarometer survey published today accompanies the first annual report on the implementation of the EU Internal Security Strategy (ISS) (IP/11/1453). The survey provides a detailed analysis of the way in which internal security is perceived both at the EU level and within individual Member States. In the course of this survey, 26,840 European citizens aged 15 and above were interviewed in all 27 Member States of the European Union.
In November 2010 the European Commission presented the EU Internal Security Strategy in Action: Five steps towards a more secure Europe. This strategy sets out a shared agenda for Member States, the European Parliament and EU agencies to address the key challenges to the security of the European Union: serious organised crime, terrorism, cybercrime, border security, and the management of natural and man-made disasters.
Although most Europeans live in relative safety, challenges to peace and security are ever present. Many of these challenges, including the risk of terrorism and cybercrime, are becoming increasingly sophisticated, and are not constrained by national borders. Nor are they restricted to one section of European society, but have an impact both on individual countries, and on the European Union as a whole.
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TABLE 1: Threats to EU security
TABLE 2: Threats to national security
TABLE 3: Satisfaction with EU action
TABLE 4: Satisfaction with national actions: