Health is the main concern of Europeans
“And above all, health! This phrase is not just a polite greeting at the time of the new year. When asked what they are most interested in, almost all Europeans answer: health. In an opinion poll published in June 2022 by OpinionWay, 92% in Italy, 87% in the Netherlands, 86% in Belgium, 85% in France and 70% in Germany chose this theme as their priority. Linked to this theme, the environment and ecological transition also rank high in these 5 EU member states. More than two-thirds of French people (69%) consider air pollution (outdoor, indoor or confined) to be a major concern. This is even more the case in Italy (79%) and a little less the case but still significant in Germany (60%) and the Netherlands (56%). The impact of outdoor air pollution on health is the most frequently mentioned by the Europeans surveyed. It is considered very worrying for 75% of the French, compared to 66% for air pollution in confined areas (subway stations, RER) and 63% for indoor air pollution in houses or buildings.