Italians look for security

With a three-pages article, the Italian magazine Sette/Corriere della Sera offers an overview of the results of EVS in Italy commented by the National Program Director Giancarlo Rovati. The Italian respondents appear relatively open to foreigners, very pragmatic and concerned about security. They trust more the European Union (42%) than the national political institutions (28%), but police is strongly trusted by more than 80% of the sample. According to the EVS results, people in Italy is pragmatic and with little ideology when it comes to define national identity: to be Italian “respecting the national law and the political institution” and “speaking the Italian language” are considered important aspects much more than being born in Italy or having Italian acenstry.