This Flash Eurobarometer survey was carried out at the request of the European Commission's Directorate-General for Justice and Consumers by the TNS Political & Social network in the 28 Member States of the European Union between 24 and 25 February 2016. The survey was designed to explore the perceptions of judicial independence across the EU Member States in particular: how respondents rate the justice system in their country in terms of the independence of courts and judges; the reasons why respondents rate the independence of the justice system the way they do. The objective of this... survey is to collect survey data on the independence of courts and judges in EU Member States in order to feed the EU Justice Scoreboard which provides an overview of the quality, independence and efficiency of EU Member States' justice systems. Some 26,5S5 respondents from different social and demographic groups were interviewed via telephone (mobile and fixed line) in their mother tongue on behalf of the Directorate-General for Justice and Consumers. The methodology used is that of Eurobarometer surveys as carried out by the Directorate-General for Communication ("Strategy, Corporate Communication Actions and Eurobarometer" Unit). A technical note on the manner in which interviews were conducted by the Institutes within the TNS Political & Social network is annexed to this report. Also included are the interview methods and confidence intervals.