Europeans worried about air pollution
A new Eurobarometer survey published at the end of October shows that Europeans worry about air pollution. For those that had heard about the AAQDs, a majority want a strengthened Directive. In addition, most respondents do not think that industry, fossil-fuel-based energy producers, employers and authorities do enough to ensure good air quality.
Commissioner for Environment, Oceans and Fisheries Virginijus Sinkevičius said: “People tell us that they want clean air to breathe. People living in cities, asthma sufferers and those living near industrial plants, they are all worried and they are asking us to act.”
The special Eurobarometer survey was conducted between 21 March and 20 April 2022. Some 26,509 respondents from different social and demographic groups were interviewed in their mother tongue, on behalf of the European Commission.
European Commission Press release, 24 October 2022