Press Release - Serge Sargsyan is winning the presidential elections in Armenia, Exit Poll shows
Leading Armenian media company ArmNews TV initiated and sponsored the Exit Poll during the Presidential elections of the Republic of Armenia as final stage of major polling project implemented in 2012-2013 electoral season. The aim of the Exit Poll was to establish and analyze the voters’ decision on the Elections day. The project was implemented by Armenian Sociological Association and Baltic Surveys / The Gallup Organization on February 18, 2013.
European Company Survey
In 2012 and 2013, on behalf of Eurofound, Gallup is conducting the 3rd European Company Survey (3rd ECS) across 32 countries. The survey aims to provide insight into changes the economic downturn has effected in workplace and human resource management practices, employee participation and social dialogue at the workplace and performance.
European companies have a crucial role in lifting economies out of the crisis and in helping Europe achieving the 2020 strategic goals for sustainable, inclusive and smart growth. The European Company Survey (ECS) gives an overview of workplace practices and of how these are negotiated in European establishments. The survey is based on the views of both managers and employee representatives, and is designed to provide information on workplace practices that can help evaluate and develop socioeconomic policy.
Survey among Lesbians, Gays, Bisexuals and Transgender persons for EU's Fundamental Rights Agency
In 2011 and 2012 Gallup Europe is conducting an EU-wide online survey on behalf of the Fundamental Rights Agency of the European Union (FRA), among Lesbians, Gays, Bi-Sexuals and Transgender people (LGBT), the first of its kind on such a scale. Gallup will collect comparable data on LGBT persons' experiences of hate crime and discrimination, as well as their level of awareness about their rights, alongside other issues.
More on the background can be found the the:fra.europa.eu/fraWebsite/lgbt-rights/lgbt-rights_en.htm
TAKING THE PULSE OF EUROPE
Since March 2006, Gallup has conducted over 1,230,000 Flash Eurobarometer interviews in Europe: over 850,000 with the general public and over 370,000 with specific target groups. See here for details.
Gallup in Europe
February 8, 2010: More minarets in Switzerland? Nein danke, non merci, no grazie
Two-thirds of the Swiss believe that the real stakes of the referendum on November 29th went beyond whether the country would have more minarets than the already existing four. The referendum’s unspoken stakes were a fear of "Islam" and the "Islamization of Switzerland."
According to survey results, the Swiss public prides itself on religious freedom in the country, viewing it as a central value and an important part of Swiss identity. Two thirds of those who voted to ban the construction of minarets see no contradiction between the ban on building minarets at places of worship and the principle of religious freedom as an element of Swiss identity.
June 25, 2009: Gallup awarded contract for 2010 European Working Conditions Survey.
Gallup has again been awarded the contract for the European Foundation for the Improvement of Living and Working Conditions’ survey (EWCS). Following on from the 2005 survey, the fieldwork for the fifth EWCS will take place early in 2010 and involve over 30,000 interviews across Europe. This new survey will provide a portrait of workplace trends in Europe over the last 20 years.
June 25, 2009: Employment Week
On the opening day of the 16th edition of Employment Week in Brussels, Robert Manchin delivered a keynote plenary speech on the theme of "Jobs: From crisis to growth and inclusion". On a panel that included Vladimír ¦pidla, Commissioner for Employment, Social Affairs and Equal Opportunities, Manchin described the "hard times" where 20% of interviewed citizens have felt "extremely personal repercussions due to the financial crisis". He also stressed the importance of management treating workers with respect and encouraging personal development. (See here for full details of the presentation). On the second day, a Gallup client - Harald Mayer, Director, NaturTalent Stiftung – spoke about the work of his foundation to foster an entrepreneurial spirit and attitude among German youth (using Gallup tools such as StrengthFinder). See employmentweek.com for details.
June 22, 2009: the GBM announces the Focus On series of reports on key Balkan issues.
The GBM is announcing the Focus On series of reports. These in-depth titles will spotlight the key aspects of Balkan development: from migration and good governance to living standards and trust in the institutions. The first two issues will focus on EU Perceptions and Migration. See here for further details.
June 12, 2009: Next Learn@Lunch event will focus on the Balkans
With "visa liberalization" for citizens of the Western Balkans on the Commission's agenda for July, Gallup's next Learn@Lunch event on June 26th will turn the spotlight on the Balkans and in particular on migration - the presentation will focus on the region’s flow of people and remittances. See here for registration details.
June 8, 2009: Gallup links up with Euronews for the EU elections
Gallup was at the forefront of Euronews' "live" reporting of the 2009 European Elections. Throughout the afternoon of "Super Sunday", Gallup Europe's Communications Director Louis de Schorlemer reported from Lyon on the main issues and breaking news. Later in the evening, Gallup Europe Managing Director Robert Manchin joined a distinguished panel for a "live" debate in Brussels and Bucharest to analyse what the results meant for Europe.
June 4, 2009: Robert Manchin talks to Research World
In the current issue of Research World, Gallup Europe MD Robert Manchin addresses, in the context of the Flash Eurobarometer surveys, the problem of the increasing number of people with a mobile phone and no fixed-line connection. Having overseen 34,000 mobile Flash interviews in 2009, Manchin argues that survey participants are "more likely to give up their time" on mobiles and that response rates are higher. He is said to be confident about the future, adding that "the way things are going; the dominant mode might become mobile".
For more details, please click here.
May 28, 2009: EU survey shows rates of discrimination against Muslims are drastically under-reported
The EU Agency for Fundamental Rights (FRA) has released further results from its survey, executed by Gallup, on immigrant and ethnic minority groups’ experiences of discrimination and racist crime. The latest report, the second in the series, shows that Muslims are especially discriminated against in the work environment. However, as almost 8 in 10 Muslims do not report incidents”, thousands of cases of discrimination and racist crime remain invisible”. See more details here.
May 26, 2009: publication of Flash Eurobarometer 230 (The “European project”, as seen by French citizens).
Ahead of the European elections, this survey assessed French citizens’ attitudes towards the EU, their views on “European identity” and issues such as future enlargement. The survey showed that 80% of French citizens feel positive about the “European project” and 60% feel both French and European. See Flash 230 for details.
May 18, 2009: publication of Flash Eurobarometer 257 (Views on EU enlargement).
This survey assessed citizens’ views on the impact of the integration of 10 Central and East European countries (CEE) on the 27 member states. The most widely accepted benefit is the freedom to move and travel (90% of citizens agreed). Over half of the EU respondents, however, consider that enlargement has made the enlarged EU more difficult to manage (66%) and contributed to job losses in their country (56%). See Flash 257 for full details.
May 7, 2009: publication of The Gallup Coexist Index 2009 - A Global Study of Interfaith Relations.
The research shows that many of the assumptions about Muslims and integration are incorrect. For example, while British, French, and German Muslims are more likely than the general populations in those three countries to identify strongly with their faith, they are also as likely (if not more likely) than the general public to identify strongly with their countries of residence. Click here for the full report and a press release.
May 5, 2009: Gallup-Bertelsmann-Stiftung-IFRI debate creates interest ahead of the European elections
Speaking recently in Brussels at a joint Gallup-Bertelsmann-Stiftung-IFRI debate on the European Parliament’s future agenda, Robert Manchin presented data from a number of Eurobarometer surveys and Gallup polls. Noting that doubt about the European project was not a new phenomenon, as it dated back to the seventies, Manchin commented that the potential lack of interest in the forthcoming European elections was not so much a vote against the EU but more a sign of resignation on behalf of EU citizens: their vote would not change anything, a feeling common in many European countries. Click here for a short video clip of the event and see here for the full presentation.
May 4, 2009: publication of Flash Eurobarometer 250 (Confidence in the Information Society).
In Flash 250, around 12,800 home-Internet users across the EU were asked about their confidence in the Information Society. One finding showed that only 12% of respondents feel that transactions over the Internet are completely safe. See Flash 250 for full details.
April 29, 2009: publication of Flash Eurobarometers 260 (Students and higher education reform) and 269 (Intergenerational solidarity).
In Flash 260, 15,000 students were interviewed in 31 countries. In the survey, two-thirds of them thought that higher education should be free of charge while 9 in 10 students gave strong support to programmes that focus on the skills needed in today’s workplace. Flash 269 looked primarily at relations between the younger and older generations. To highlight just one finding, many EU citizens were in agreement that national governments should make more money available for pensions (at least 8 in 10 in 18 Member States). See Flash 260 and Flash 269 for full details.
April 23, 2009: release of “Western Balkans: How residents view their local authorities” ahead of publication of a more detailed analysis in the autumn.
A new brochure "Western Balkans: How residents view their local authorities" reveals the most important findings from the Gallup Balkan Monitor survey at a local level; such as which cities have satisfaction ratings of almost 90% and which ones are considered to be the best for starting a business. See here for further details.
April 23, 2009: publication of Flash Eurobarometer 259 (the euro’s introduction in Slovakia).
This Flash survey captures the Slovak residents’ immediate reactions after the introduction of the euro on January 1, 2009. See Report for details.
April 22, 2009: EU survey of minorities and immigrants sheds new light on extent of racism in EU
The EU Agency for Fundamental Rights (FRA) has released results of the first ever EU-wide survey on immigrant and ethnic minority groups’ experiences of discrimination and racist crime. Executed by Gallup, the survey reveals that discrimination, harassment and racially motivated violence are far more widespread than recorded in official statistics. See more details here.
April 16, 2009: poll results released on EU citizens’ concerns ahead of the 2009 European Parliament elections
The EU-wide Gallup opinion poll conducted in February 2009 for Pleon (sample size 16.500) revealed that "security" and "strengthening the economy" (73% and 71%, respectively) are very important issues for residents of the 27 EU member states. See here for more details.
April 9, 2009: Bob Tortora to speak at international conference on Africa (Brussels – April 29/30)
Gallup, Friends of Europe, Total and the World Bank are the co-organisers of a two-day conference entitled - "Outlook Africa: Investing in Africa's growth and health". See details here.
April 8, 2009: Panel debate in Brussels ahead of the European Parliamentary elections (April 28, 2009).
Gallup, the Bertelsmann Stiftung and IFRI are jointly organising a panel debate on the European Parliament’s future agenda and what the EU citizens can expect. Robert Manchin will present key findings from Gallup polls and a distinguished panel will debate the key issues ahead of the biggest trans-national election in history. See here for more details and here for registration.
April 8, 2009: Findings of major survey of Jewish leaders released
The Joint Distribution Committee’s International Centre for Community Development (JDC-ICCD) has released the findings of its pan-European survey of top Jewish leaders and opinion-formers. The survey was conducted towards the end of 2008 by Gallup Europe.
April 2, 2009: Gallup will participate in the general assembly of the Council of European Municipalities and Regions (CEMR),
in Malmö, 22-24 April 2009. On the first day of the assembly, Robert Manchin will take part in a round table debate on “Thriving or Surviving” (in the current crisis) where he will refer to Gallup’s Soul of the City data. On the second day, CEMR and NALAS (a network of associations of South Eastern Europe) will present a paper on the satisfaction and expectations of urban dwellers in the Balkans (data will be extracted from the Gallup Balkan Monitor). See here for more details.
March 30, 2009: Employment Week (June 24-25)
Robert Manchin to deliver the keynote plenary speech at the 16th edition of Employment Week, to take place in Brussels on the theme - "Europe's Labour Market: ensuring growth through capital". See here for details).
March 24, 2009: publication of Flash Eurobarometers 253 (Tobacco), 255 (the euro in Slovakia), 258 (Tourism), 261 (Water) and 266 (Women and the European elections).
A number of important Flash Eurobarometer surveys have been completed recently, for links to all surveys, go to this page.
February 17, 2009: Macedonia: Between hope and reality
As part of a series of high-profile public events organised by the European Fund for the Balkans (EFB) in cooperation with Gallup Europe, the Gallup Balkan Monitor's results will be presented in Skopje on February 17.
The presentation and discussion will focus on Macedonian respondents' attitudes and perceptions. Key findings include:
- The Macedonian people urgently want reforms to be implemented
- The views of Macedonians and Albanians living in Macedonia are fundamentally different
- Macedonia is perceived as being friendly by most of its neighbours - which could make it an ideal choice as a Western Balkans mediator
The event will be introduced by EFB's Executive Director, Hedvig Morvai Horvat and Gallup Europe's Research Specialist Andrzej Pyrka will present the findings.
The panel will include Vladimir Misev, Executive Director of the Institute for Democracy, Jeton Shasivari of the CEE University Tetovo and Gordon Georgiev from Forum CSRD. The panel's discussion will be moderated by local journalist Borjan Jovanovski.
See here for more.
January 21, 2009: publication of Flash Eurobarometer 246 - Parents' views on the mental health of children and young people
The survey examined parents' perceptions of their child's quality of life. Results showed, for example, that more girls were getting on very well at school (33% vs. 27% of boys") and that 42% of parents thought their child was "full of energy".
January 21, 2009: publication of Flash Eurobarometer 252 - Awareness of key 'Freedom, Security & Justice' policies
The survey looked at the levels of citizens' concerns and support for the Directorate General for Justice, Freedom and Security's key policy areas: e.g. immigration, the fight against drugs abuse, the control of the EU's external borders, etc.
January 20, 2009: Bertelsmann Stiftung and Gallup join up to give Barack Obama a great send off on the eve of the inauguration
There was a full house at the "Squaring the Circle? American and European Expectations of the Obama Administration" event at the Brussels Sofitel Hotel. An attentive audience heard Gallup's Editor-in-Chief Frank Newport declare that expectations about Obama were so high, the "only way is down". The Washington Post's Jim Hoagland felt that the new President would be asking for "more" from Europe, while Bertelsmann Stiftung's Senior Director Josef Janning argued that Obama could be the first "pro-EU" president. An informative and enjoyable event - in both Brussels and Washington (via video) was perhaps best summarized by Hoagland as he said the pubic was "holding its breath".
December 19, 2008: Gallup Balkan Monitor results - a "public discussion" in Belgrade on 22 December
Gallup Europe, together with the European Fund for the Balkans held a public meeting entitled Serbia: Awaiting a Better Life. Gallup Europe's Andrzej Pyrka presented the Gallup Balkan Monitor's findings and they were discussed by a panel including Milica Delević, Director of EU integration Office Serbia and Dragan Bujoević, editor in chief, Politika.
See Report for details.
December 15, 2008: publication of Flash Eurobarometer 241 - The information society as seen by EU citizens
Half of the interviewees were regular Internet users; almost three-quarters of those users thought it had helped them to share views with other people and cultures, while a large majority thought it had helped them to be better informed about current issues.
See Report for details.
December 12, 2008: publication of Flash Eurobarometer 248 - Towards a safer Internet for children
The survey studied parents' views about their children's use of the Internet, looked at parents' strategies to supervise such usage and examined parents' awareness of safety measures.
See Report for details.
December 9, 2008: publication of Flash Eurobarometer 236 - Citizens' perceptions of fraud in the EU27
The survey studied citizens' attitudes about corruption in the EU. Seven out of 10 citizens thought that state budget fraud happened rather frequently in their own country. This compared to just over half (54%) who had that opinion about EU budget fraud.
See Report for details.
November 21, 2008: "Standing room only" at Gallup Balkan Monitor launch event
There were over 200 people at the Résidence Palace in Brussels to hear a lively debate that marked the launch of the Gallup Balkan Monitor (GBM). Elsewhere on the same day, the 2008 GBM report was presented to Enlargement Commissioner Olli Rehn.
November 21, 2008: publication of Flash Eurobarometer 247 - Family life and the needs of an ageing population
The survey examined how families felt about their life today and their opinions about policies that could improve the situation. In addition, the needs of an ageing population were also examined: financial planning, housing, activities, health, etc.
See Report for details.
November 21, 2008: publication of Flash Eurobarometer 249 - Introduction of the euro in Slovakia
The objective was to identify and track citizens' perceptions in Slovakia regarding the introduction of the common currency, four months before the changeover on 1 January 2009.See Report for details.
November 17, 2008: Balkan-Monitor.eu - the site for strategic insights on the Balkans - launched in Brussels
Gallup completed the latest round of the Balkan Monitor survey results in October and the findings are available at Balkan-Monitor.eu, an easy-to-use website with strategic insights for policymakers. For more, see 'detail'.
November 14, 2008: publication of Flash Eurobarometer 239 - Young people and science
October 30, 2008: Gallup CEO Jim Clifton writes about the World Poll in "Research World" - ESOMAR's monthly journal.
In the October issue of "Research World", Jim Clifton explains how the Gallup World Poll reveals findings on global migration patterns and how to create jobs.
See more details here.
October 23, 2008: Gallup polls show that the outcome of US election makes a difference to many Europeans.
October 21, 2008: Robert Manchin talks to 'City Mayors' about Gallup's Soul of the City programme
October 20, 2008: Gallup nominated in the inaugural European Public Affairs Awards 2008 in the 'Think Tank of the Year' category.
Gallup nominated in the 'Think Tank' category of prestigious awards; results to be announced on November 5th in Brussels. See here for more details.
October 9, 2008: publication of Flash Eurobarometer 238 - European's attitudes towards animal cloning
The survey examined EU citizens' opinions about animal cloning: the benefits, ethics and attitudes towards this activity (see more).
September 30, 2008: publication of Flash Eurobarometer 224 - Business attitudes towards cross-border sales and consumer protection
The survey examined business attitudes in these key areas and identified e-commerce as a key driver for opening up the retail internal market. (see more).
September 10, 2008: German leadership enjoys high approval
August 29, 2008: What Georgians are thinking
With relations between Russia and the West at a post-Cold War low, Gallup's recent survey in Georgia has found some surprising results. On the subject of Russia-Georgia relations, the majority (64%) of Georgians said that their country had to have good relations with Russia "by all possible means." See more and report for more details.
August 20, 2008: Gallup's 'Italian Youth' survey in the Corriere Della Sera
The Italian newspaper Corriere Della Sera published an article drawing on results of a Gallup study on Italian Youth, conducted for the Italian Youth Agency.
July 31, 2008: publication of Flash Eurobarometers 237 and 240 concerning the euro's adoption in the new Member States
July 23, 2008: US presidential elections
Recent Gallup World Poll data finds that residents of Germany, France and the UK overwhelmingly believe it makes a difference to their country who is elected president of the United States; a substantial majority in each of those countries prefer Barack Obama to John McCain. In each of these countries that Obama plans to visit, over 60% favour him; less then one-third say they have no opinion about the US presidential outcome. Summary, More
July 4, 2008: publication of Flash Eurobarometer 227 - the Future Social Reality
The survey looked at people's lives and the social conditions in 2028. Almost half of EU citizens thought that life would be worse. See Report for details.
June 25-28, 2008: 3MC Survey Methods in Berlin
Gallup's Femke De Keulenaer chaired a session on the subject of enhancing cross-cultural comparability of survey responses. See here for more details.
June 26, 2008: publication of Flash Eurobarometer 233 - Young people and drugs
A survey of 15-24 year-olds showed that the high health risks linked to heroin, cocaine and ecstasy were accepted by almost all young people in the EU. See Report for details.
June 20, 2008: publication of Flash Eurobarometer 245 - Post-referendum survey in Ireland
Following the rejection of the Lisbon Treaty in Ireland, the European Commission requested a survey to understand the reasons for the "yes" or "no" votes and the overall reactions. See Summary for details.
June 5, 2008: publication of Flash Eurobarometer 232 - Discrimination in the EU
The survey revealed less discrimination in healthcare and more in housing: 42% of respondents felt that there was discrimination on the grounds of religion or belief in the area of housing. See Report for details.
May 28, 2008: publication of Flash Eurobarometer 235 - The Rights of the Child
Three-quarters of 15-18 year-old respondents considered their rights to be well protected, while a quarter thought that violence against children was the main problem. See Report and Summary for details..
May 23, 2008: Robert Manchin spoke at the European Movements' Congress of Europe.
Sixty years on from the first Congress of Europe, Robert Manchin looked at the EU's achievements and the global challenges that the EU is facing. Click here for more details. The presentation is available here (PPT, 2 MB).
May 20, 2008: Gallup CEO Jim Clifton was in Brussels to discuss the 'Economic Impact of Immigration and Brain Gain in Europe'.
Jim Clifton gave an insight on the Gallup World Poll, the world's most comprehensive database of behavioural economic indicators. This event took place at the Bibliothèque Solvay in Brussels.
May 14, 2008: Learn@Lunch - Ceci n'est pas Bruxelles.
Focusing on Brussels and Gallup's Soul of the City programme, Robert Manchin showed how such surveys can help local authorities to foster the economic development of major cities. Click here for more details.
April 28, 2008: Flash Eurobarometers 220-223 (The euro in Cyprus and Malta) published.
April 17, 2008: Flash Eurobarometers 225 & 226 - Data Protection in the EU published.
April 2008: The European Commission mandated Gallup, as part of the SurveyLang consortium, to conduct a survey on the language competences of young Europeans.
The first cycle will take place from 2008 to 2012. Click here for more details.
March 31, 2008: Robert Manchin spoke at the Hellenic Ministry of the Interior's seminar: 'Integration and Immigration' (Athens).
The technical seminar on public awareness and migrant empowerment was part of the third series of technical seminars on immigration and integration.
March 7, 2008: Flash Eurobarometer 234 - Citizens' Perceptions of EU Regional Policy published.
Half of the respondents were aware that the EU supported their city or region. More than two-thirds of those respondents said that support was beneficial (70%). See Summary for more details.