The attitudes in Bulgaria before the elections (CSD-BROD survey)


If we do not all go out and vote on Sunday, we will directly influence the election results, and not in the direction we would all like the European Union to develop, because we will let others decide for us the future of power in Europe. This is what Yordanka Chobanova - Head of the European Commission Representation in Bulgaria said. She took part in the presentation of a study by the Center for the Study of Democracy (CSD). The survey was conducted by the CSD and the Bulgarian-Romanian Observatory for Digital Media (BROD), the type: express opinion poll, and the format: online survey among 1071 Bulgarian citizens aged 16+. The survey period is 25 May - 2 June 2024.

Nearly 70% (69.9%) share conspiratorial thinking, 48.8% share relativism of facts and 36.9% share misinformation and conspiracy beliefs. This is according to a survey by the CSD, in cooperation with CEDMO and LAKMUSZ-HDMO. The data were provided by Todor Galev - Director of Research, CSD and Goran Georgiev - Senior Analyst, CSD.

In total, 48% of Bulgarians consider attempts by foreign powers to influence the European Parliament elections as a big problem, 33% consider it a small problem and 19% consider it not a problem.

According to the poll, 58% of Bulgarians are ready to defend it with arms if our country is attacked, while 42% are not.
Let us all be vigilant against the EU manipulation. When we talk about manipulation, I do not mean criticising European policy. Critical views on the EU are useful and they are a mandatory element in the election campaign, Chobanova said. It is useful to have debates, to argue, but let it be based on concrete and accurate facts and data, she added.

The day of reflection before the fateful European elections is approaching and this is a good moment to address the Bulgarian citizens to actively exercise their right to vote, she added. On Sunday, let us all not miss this historic moment for Europe, let us have our say, let us elect our political representatives, because this is how we design the political future of Europe, Yordanka Chobanova said.