Eurobarometer Survey on Sport and Physical Activity
On March 29 the European Commission revealed the results of a special Eurobarometer Survey on Sport and Physical Activity. Among many interesting findings, the survey show that while a majority of European citizens weekly do some form of physical exercise, a worrying 25% of respondents are close to being completely inactive.
The survey reveals large disparities among Member States. Citizens of the Nordic countries are the most active in the EU while citizens of Mediterranean countries and the 12 new Member States tend to exercise less than the EU average. Large disparities are also evident when it comes to voluntary activity in sport and the activity level and types between men and women.