December 15, 2016

Populism and Global Engagement: Europe, North America and Emerging Economies

On December 8, 2016 at the Council on Foreign Relations in Washington Katie Simmons, the associate director of research at the Pew Research Center, and Bruce Stokes, the director of global economic attitudes, presented Pew Research Center findings on the growing support for populist movements that has been a prominent feature of recent politics in Europe and the United States. Linked to skepticism or hostility toward trade, immigration and European integration, the attitudes of those supporting these movements have important implications for future global engagement on the part of their countries. At the same time, emerging economies and their electorates appear to support trade and foreign investment, as well as the global order that supports those flows.

NOTE (April 2017): After publication, the weight for the Netherlands data was revised to correct percentages for two regions. The impact of this revision on the Netherlands data included in this presentation is very minor and does not materially change the analysis. For a summary of changes, see here. For updated demographic figures for the Netherlands, please contact info@pewresearch.org.