The results of the most recent European Commission survey of satisfaction with cultural facilities indicate that in 2015, in 20 capital cities in the European Union (EU), over 75 % of respondents were satisfied with the cultural facilities available, such as concert halls, theatres, museums and libraries.
The four EU capitals with 90 % or more of respondents stating satisfaction were Wien (97 %), Helsinki (94 %), Praha and Stockholm (both 90 %). Those with less than 60 % of respondents satisfied were Lisboa (59 %), Lefkosia (58 %) and Valletta (34 %).
A 70-88% satisfaction rate is recorded in Amsterdam, Tallinn and Reykjavik (all 88%), Berlin, Luxembourg and Riga (all 87%), Dublin, Paris and Zagreb (all 85%), Vilnius and Warsaw (84%), Brussels (83%), Budapest and Ljubljana (82%), London (77%), Bratislava (76%), Sofia and Bucharest (70%).
These results are part of a wider presentation of statistics on capital cities which you can find in the interactive tool “My capital in a bubble”. The tool enables you to compare statistics on a range of themes including the labour market, quality of life and selected demographics.
More information on this topic can also be found in the Eurobarometer publication “Quality of life in European cities“.
This survey was carried out by the TNS Political & Social network in the 28 Member States of the European Union, as well as Turkey, Iceland, Norway and Switzerland, between 21st of May and 9th of June 2015. Some 40,798 respondents from different social and demographic groups were interviewed via telephone (landline and mobile phone) in their mother tongue on behalf of the European Commission, Directorate-General for Regional and Urban Policy.