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Table 1 Percentage of each EU country’s population supporting the Development View ‘very important’, 2011 and 2015

From: European Union citizens’ views on development assistance for developing countries, during the recent migrant crisis in Europe

Country Opinion ‘very important’, 2011 (%, 95 CI) Opinion ‘very important’, 2015 (%, 95 CI) Change in ‘very important’, 2011–2015 (%)
Austria (AT) 34.7 (31.7–37.7) 38.2 (34.9–41.6) 10.1
Belgium (BE) 36.2 (33.2–39.3) 39.7 (36.6–43.0) 9.8
Bulgaria (BG) 23.3 (20.7–26.1) 25.2 (22.6–28.0) 8.0
Cyprus (CY) 74.0 (70.0–77.6) 66.7 (62.1–71.1) −9.8
Czech Republic (CZ) 24.1 (21.6–26.8) 25.2 (22.5–28.1) 4.5
Denmark (DK) 51.4 (48.1–54.8) 46.5 (43.1–50.0) −9.5
Estonia (EE) 19.7 (17.3–22.5) 17.3 (14.9–20.0) −12.4
Finland (FI) 38.7 (35.4–42.1) 41.2 (37.8–44.6) 6.3
France (FR) 35.3 (32.4–38.4) 35.9 (32.9–38.9) 1.5
Germany (DE) 53.1 (50.2–56.0) 52.7 (49.6–55.7) −0.8
Greece (EL) 30.8 (27.9–33.8) 40.3 (37.0–43.6) 30.8
Hungary (HU) 19.9 (17.4–22.6) 21.4 (18.9–24.3) 7.9
Ireland (IE) 40.8 (37.7–43.9) 58.2 (55.0–61.4) 42.9
Italy (IT) 24.8 (22.2–27.6) 29.5 (26.5–32.8) 19.0
Latvia (LV) 22.7 (20.2–25.5) 15.7 (13.4–18.3) − 30.8
Lithuania (LT) 28.9 (26.2–31.8) 16.8 (14.1–19.9) −41.8
Luxembourg (LU) 59.4 (54.8–63.8) 54.5 (49.4–59.5) −8.2
Malta (MT) 46.3 (41.5–51.3) 62.0 (57.1–66.7) 33.8
Netherlands (NL) 34.2 (30.6–38.0) 45.9 (42.6–49.3) 34.2
Poland (PL) 31.7 (28.8–34.8) 23.8 (21.2–26.7) −24.7
Portugal (PT) 25.8 (23.2–28.5) 27.3 (24.6–30.2) 5.9
Romania (RO) 28.3 (25.6–31.2) 45.9 (42.7–49.2) 62.3
Slovakia (SK) 29.1 (26.1–32.3) 21.4 (18.9–24.2) −26.3
Slovenia (SI) 20.9 (18.4–23.5) 33.4 (30.3–36.6) 60.1
Spain (ES) 36.4 (33.4–39.5) 46.4 (42.9–49.9) 27.5
Sweden (SE) 69.0 (65.7–72.2) 70.4 (66.2–74.3) 2.0
United Kingdom (UK) 34.9 (32.0–37.9) 44.2 (41.1–47.4) 26.6
EU27 35.9 (35.0–36.8) 39.7 (38.7–40.7) 10.5
  1. This table illustrates the percentage of each country’s population of opinion that helping people in developing countries is ‘very important’, 2011 and 2015