War anxiety, not surprisingly, spans Europe, with citizens from Hungary (93 percent), Germany (81 percent), and Portugal (78 percent) being the most concerned about the war, while Bosnians and Slovenes (48 percent) are the least concerned. Public worry about an escalation of the armed conflict in Europe has also been stoked by the lack of meaningful communication between Russia and Ukraine and the escalation of military operations.
According to the survey, 62 percent of respondents from the EU and 63 percent of those from the former socialist bloc and Visegrad group are worried about the possibility of the Russian-Ukrainian crisis escalating into a major war or their own country getting dragged into the conflict.
The fallout from the war between Russia and Ukraine as well as the sanctions imposed by Brussels have presented significant difficulties for the governments of most European nations. While opinions among European citizens about how well their own governments handled the crisis differ widely, there is widespread agreement in Europe regarding what is expected of the authorities in Brussels.
According to the survey, 84 percent of citizens in the European Union and the former socialist countries, and 83 percent in the Visegrad countries agree that Brussels should finally be called upon to take action to slow down rapidly rising prices and put an end to the war rather than simply watching helplessly.