Chapter 17: Public Opinion

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Chapter 17: Public Opinion

Test your knowledge of EU politics.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    According to Eurobarometer surveys, with which of the following do most Europeans associate the EU? 
    • A. 

      Freedom to travel study and work

    • B. 

      Peace in Europe

    • C. 

      Unemployment

    • D. 

      Loss of cultural identity

  • 2. 
    Which of these arguments is not made in the text? 
    • A. 

      Euroscepticism is related to a general decline in faith in government in Europe

    • B. 

      The political left and the political right both criticize the EU, but for different reasons

    • C. 

      Euroscepticism is less a well-defined ideology than a set of related positions on European integration

    • D. 

      Euroscepticism is monolithic; all its adherents have the same views about the EU

  • 3. 
    Where did euroscepticism first come to prominence? 
    • A. 

      Spain

    • B. 

      Sweden

    • C. 

      Britain

    • D. 

      Denmark

  • 4. 
    How is the knowledge deficit defined in the book? 
    • A. 

      The gap between what the EU can do and the ability of most EU citizens to make informed judgements about its powers

    • B. 

      The problem of the declining lack of interest in public affairs among most Europeans

    • C. 

      The inability of the EU institutions to make themselves widely understood

    • D. 

      The confusion that most European voters have about the issues at stake in European Parliament elections

  • 5. 
    How is Europeanism defined in the book? 
    • A. 

      The philosophy underpinning support for European integration

    • B. 

      The political, economic and social values that Europeans have in common

    • C. 

      Support for EU foreign policy independence from the United States

    • D. 

      Support for a European identity to replace national identities