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The majority of Europeans concerned about air quality

Nov 27, 2019 | News

(27 November 2019) – According to a new Eurobarometer survey, over two thirds of Europeans think that the European Union should propose additional measures to improve air quality.

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Of the more than 27,000 citizens interviewed in all EU Member States, more than half of respondents think that households, car manufacturers, energy producers, farmers and public authorities are not doing enough to promote good air quality.

The survey also reveals the need for better communication, especially at national level, about air quality. A majority of respondents do not feel well-informed about air quality problems in their country.

Compared to a 2017 survey, respondents are more likely to think that air quality has deteriorated over the past ten years – even if, in fact, air quality data reported shows “significant improvements” during that time.

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