New opinion poll: 85% of Irish people think it’s important to help people in developing countries.
Earlier this week, EU Commissioner for Development Andris Piebalgs presented a new “Eurobarometer” report on “EU Development Aid and the Millennium Development Goals”.
The polls shows:
- Tackling poverty in developing countries should be one of the main priorities of the European Union according to 66% of EU citizens.
- Seven out of ten people (69%) believe that helping these countries is also good for the EU, benefiting its citizens.
- Despite the economic crisis, more EU citizens are now willing to pay more for groceries and products that support developing countries (48% of respondents, which represents an increase of 4 percentage points since 2012).
- 83% of respondents think that it is important to help people in developing countries and 61% are of the opinion that aid should be increased.
The poll reflects the findings of other public opinion surveys published this year:
The Special Eurobarometer report, including country-specific fact sheets for all EU Member States can be found at:
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