CommentaryJuly 30, 2018

What do Americans really think about the U.S.-EU trade tiff?

Special to the Washington Post Former British prime minister Harold Macmillan once trenchantly observed that: “Jaw, jaw is better than war, war.” The announcement on July 25 by President Trump and European Union President Jean-Claude Juncker that the United States and the European Union would work together to reduce tariffs and other trade barriers was a tacit acknowledgment of […]

MultimediaJuly 26, 2018

How has populism disrupted the left-right divide in Western Europe?

Director of Global Attitudes Research Richard Wike presented findings addressing the question of “How has populism disrupted the left-right divide in Western Europe?”

PublicationsJuly 18, 2018

Unemployment rate in EU countries, 2000-2018

Explore interactive charts on unemployment rates in the 28 countries that make up the European Union.

MultimediaJuly 16, 2018

The Roots of Modern Nationalism and the Populist Backlash

Director of Global Economic Attitudes Bruce Stokes presented findings from various Pew Research Center public opinion surveys on the roots of modern nationalism and the rise of populism in Europe and the United States at the Aspen Ministers Forum on June 25-27 in Versailles, France. The forum is an annual gathering of former foreign ministers chaired by […]

CommentaryJuly 12, 2018

First They Came for the Immigrants. Then They Came for the Robots.

Special to Foreign Policy The phrase “you ain’t seen nothin’ yet” has been used as the title of several pop songs and a French film. It could also aptly describe the future of politics across the globe as the twin specters of nationalism and populism intensify and people grapple with the social and economic impacts of […]

Survey ReportsJuly 12, 2018

In Western Europe, Populist Parties Tap Anti-Establishment Frustration but Have Little Appeal Across Ideological Divide

Ideology remains a powerful factor in how Europeans view key policy questions

Sortable TableJune 19, 2018

Explore global rates of internet use, smartphone ownership and social media use over time

This sortable table provides data for levels of internet use, smartphone ownership and social media usage from 2013 to 2017 by country.

Survey ReportsJune 19, 2018

Social Media Use Continues to Rise in Developing Countries but Plateaus Across Developed Ones

Digital divides remain, both within and across countries

MultimediaJune 4, 2018

OECD Forum 2018 Thought Leader Survey

At the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development’s annual Economic Forum on May 29, 2018, Director of Global Economic Attitudes Bruce Stokes presented findings from a Pew Research Center survey of OECD Economic Forum attendees. The invitation-only online survey, which focused on views of economic conditions, faith in the multilateral system and the future of work, was […]

CommentaryMay 29, 2018

Why Europeans Turned Against Trump

Special to The Atlantic With the Trump administration’s recent withdrawal from the Iran nuclear deal, the already rocky relationship between the United States and its European allies has become even more tenuous. For many Europeans, Trump’s decision to pull the United States out of the Iran accord crystallizes what they dislike about his approach to […]

CommentaryMay 23, 2018

A Fundamental Challenge to U.S. Leadership Abroad

Special to RealClear World In the weeks ahead, and in the wake of Washington visits by French President Emmanuel Macron and German Chancellor Angela Merkel, there is much at stake for the United States and its key allies in Europe. The U.S. decision to pull out of the Iran nuclear deal raises questions about future […]

PublicationsMay 17, 2018

Fact Sheets: News Media and Political Attitudes in Western Europe

Findings about news media views and habits in Western Europe from a survey about media, political attitudes and populist views in Denmark, France, Germany, Italy, the Netherlands, Spain, Sweden and the UK.

Sortable TableMay 14, 2018

Western Europeans who hold populist views rate the news media less positively than those with non-populist views

Ratings on how well the media perform on several core functions, like investigating the actions of the government and getting the facts right, differ between those who hold populist views and those who do not.

InteractiveMay 14, 2018

Ideological placement of news outlets in Western Europe

Explore where users of news outlets in eight Western European countries place these outlets on a left-right spectrum, based on their perception of their ideological leanings.

Survey ReportsMay 14, 2018

In Western Europe, Public Attitudes Toward News Media More Divided by Populist Views Than Left-Right Ideology

Across eight Western European countries, people with populist leanings have more negative attitudes about the news media than do those with non-populist views.

PublicationsMay 10, 2018

Where do foreign student graduates work in the United States?

Explore the movement of international graduates in the 61 metro areas where at least 5,000 foreign graduates applied and were approved for OPT.

PublicationsMay 10, 2018

Foreign students who stayed and worked in the U.S. under OPT after graduation by metro area, 2004-2016

Details on the 113 metro areas that had 2,000 or more foreign students approved for the U.S. government’s Optional Practical Training (OPT) program from 2004 to 2016.

ReportMay 10, 2018

Number of Foreign College Students Staying and Working in U.S. After Graduation Surges

Federal training program sees 400% increase in foreign students graduating and working in STEM fields from 2008 to 2016

CommentaryApril 27, 2018

Do America and Europe have as strong a relationship as we think?

Special to The Hill In the wake of the state visit to Washington of French President Emmanuel Macron and the upcoming meeting between German Chancellor Angela Merkel and President Donald Trump, an already rocky relationship between the United States and Europe faces serious challenges in the months ahead. May 12 is the deadline for a Trump administration […]

ReportApril 24, 2018

Sub-Saharan African Immigrants in the U.S. Are Often More Educated Than Those in Top European Destinations

Sub-Saharan immigrants in the United States are also more highly educated than U.S. native-born population

CommentaryApril 12, 2018

Fewer People in Latin America See the U.S. Favorably Under Trump

The eighth Summit of the Americas begins this Friday in Lima, Peru. President Donald Trump was originally scheduled to attend the summit, but he has now decided to stay in Washington to address the ongoing crisis in Syria. Vice President Mike Pence will represent the United States in Trump’s place. Pence’s visit comes amid a […]

Sortable TableMarch 29, 2018

H-1B visa approvals by metropolitan area, fiscal 2010-2016

The H-1B visa program is the nation’s biggest temporary employment visa program. Explore the number of approvals by U.S. metropolitan area.

ReportMarch 22, 2018

At Least a Million Sub-Saharan Africans Moved to Europe Since 2010

Sub-Saharan migration to the United States also growing

MultimediaMarch 9, 2018

Thought Leader Survey: Issues Impacting the Transatlantic Relationship 2018

On March 8, 2018 at the German Marshall Fund’s annual Brussels Forum, Bruce Stokes, the director of global economic attitudes, presented Pew Research Center findings on issues impacting the transatlantic relationship.

PublicationsFebruary 28, 2018

Origins and Destinations of the World’s Migrants, 1990-2017

Explore origin and destination totals of migrants from 233 countries between 1990 and 2017.

Survey ReportsFebruary 28, 2018

Americans Say U.S.-German Relations Are in Good Shape, but Germans Disagree

Partisan differences in U.S. over relationship with Germany

MultimediaJanuary 31, 2018

Origins and Destinations of Foreign Students in the United States

Special focus on students from United Arab Emirates

CommentaryJanuary 31, 2018

Europeans Want Direct Democracy

Across the 10 EU countries the Pew Research Center polled in 2017, a median of 50 percent say they are dissatisfied with the way democracy is working in their country.

CommentaryJanuary 29, 2018

Many Americans Going to the Polls Are Not Happy With Our Democracy

Just 46 percent of Americans say they are satisfied with the way democracy is working today in the United States, according to a 2017 Pew Research Center survey.

PublicationsJanuary 23, 2018

Remittance Flows Worldwide in 2016

Worldwide, an estimated $574 billion (USD) was sent by migrants to relatives in their home countries in 2016, a 1% decline from 2015, when the amount was $581 billion, according to economists at the World Bank.