Opinion Poll 2022 – Syria (factsheet)

May 12, 2023
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Fact Sheet Syria

A low level of subjective and factual knowledge about the EU, however improving since 2021.

The EU suffers from an extremely negative perceived image in Syria, denounced for not doing enough to help Syrian people.

There has been an increase in the proportion of respondents who believe they know what the EU is all about which has increased to 32% from 27% in the survey conducted in 2021.

63% of Syrian respondents say that they do not know about the EU (- 4 ppt since 2021).

The low level of subjective knowledge is confirmed by the factual questions where 11% answered all of the questions incorrectly, with an average of 2.2 correct answers out of a possible six.

The proportion of Syrian respondents who have a positive image of the EU has decreased reaching only 8% (- 4 ppt since 2021), while the proportion expressing a negative sentiment has also decreased from 71% to 64%.

The proportion describing themselves as neutral has increased from 12% to 22%.

Only 83 respondents in total had a positive image of the EU in total. Amongst them, the main reason mentioned by 46% of those who felt the EU had a positive image was related to the EU’s role in promoting global peace.

Of those who believe that the EU has a negative image, 45% say that it does not do enough to help Syrian people, followed by the EU’s role in the region (26%) and its position in international affairs (18%).

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