While Italy is struggling to recover from the more acute phase of the Covid-19 epidemic, the government is facing a number of burning foreign policy issues. In addition to those that concern Italy's relations to Brussels, there are also rising tensions between the US and China, the crises in the Mediterranean, and global emergencies, starting with the environmental one to deal with.
What do Italians think of the foreign policy of the Conte II government? Do they think he did better or worse than the previous executive, for example on the migration issue and the management of the Libyan crisis? How do they view the relations with the EU? Would they accept European aid if subject to conditions? How many would vote, in the event of a referendum, for an exit from the Union or the eurozone? Do they fear the rise of China? How do they judge foreign leaders? Are they for Trump or Biden? How much have perceptions regarding migration and the environment changed? And what are the prevailing opinions in the electorates of the various parties on all these issues?
The Istituto Affari Internazionali - in the context of the strategic partnership with the Compagnia di San Paolo Foundation - and the Laboratory of Political and Social Analysis of the University of Siena have carried out an opinion survey on a representative sample of the population resident in Italy.