Attitudes Towards the European Union and the Challenges in Communicating 'Europe': Building a Bridge Between Europe and its Citizens - Evidence Review Paper Two

DescriptionThis short evidence review was prepared to support the Building a Bridge project. It reviews young people's levels of trust and participation in political processes, as well as their attitudes towards the European Union.
ISBN0 7559 6409 3
Official Print Publication DateMarch 2007
Website Publication DateMarch 20, 2007

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Dr Kesi Mahendran, International Research, Analytical Services, Scottish Executive&
Iain McIver, Scottish Parliament Information Service, Scottish Parliament
ISBN 978 0 7559 6409 3 (Web only publication)
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CONTENTS

ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS
EXECUTIVE SUMMARY
1. INTRODUCTION
2. TRUST IN POLITICAL INSTITUTIONS
3. ATTITUDES TOWARDS THE EUROPEAN UNION
4. ATTITUDES TO EUROPE IN THE UNITED KINGDOM - TREND ANALYSIS
5. ATTITUDES TOWARDS THE EUROPEAN UNION IN SCOTLAND - TREND ANALYSIS
6. THE DEVELOPMENT OF A EUROPEAN IDENTITY
7. FACTORS AFFECTING ATTITUDES TOWARDS THE EUROPEAN UNION
8. CHALLENGES IN COMMUNICATING EUROPEAN GOVERNANCE
CONCLUSION
REFERENCES

The views expressed in this report are those of the researcher and
do not necessarily represent those of the Department or Scottish Ministers.

This report is available on the Scottish Executive Social Research website only
www.scotland.gov.uk/socialresearch.