Survey ReportsMarch 19, 2019

Europeans Credit EU With Promoting Peace and Prosperity, but Say Brussels Is Out of Touch With Its Citizens

Many Europeans say the European Union promotes peace, and most think it promotes democratic values and prosperity. But they also tend to see it as inefficient, intrusive and out of touch with citizens’ needs.

Survey ReportsMarch 4, 2019

Americans and Germans Disagree on the State of Bilateral Relations, but Largely Align on Key International Issues

Americans and Germans have vastly different opinions of their relationship, but they tend to agree on issues such as cooperation with other European allies and support for NATO.

Sortable TableFebruary 10, 2019

Climate change is seen by more countries as a top international threat

More countries see climate change as a top international threat, but many people also name ISIS and cyberattacks as their top security concern.

Survey ReportsFebruary 10, 2019

Climate Change Still Seen as the Top Global Threat, but Cyberattacks a Rising Concern

People around the world agree that climate change poses a severe risk to their countries, according to a 26-nation survey conducted in spring 2018. Terrorism, specifically from ISIS, and cyberattacks are also seen by many as major security threats.

Survey ReportsDecember 6, 2018

Image of Putin, Russia Suffers Internationally

People around the world broadly think Russia plays a more important role in international affairs than it did a decade ago. But increased stature does not mean being better liked.

InteractiveSeptember 18, 2018

A decade of migration across Mediterranean to Europe's shores

Monthly number of migrant detections by sea (January 2009 to August 2018), by route

InteractiveSeptember 12, 2018

Exploring traditional and populist party support in 8 Western European countries

People in Western Europe differ in their attitudes about major political parties and on key policy issues based on their ideology and whether their views are more populist or mainstream.

Survey ReportsAugust 21, 2018

Russians Say Their Government Did Not Try to Influence U.S. Presidential Election

Roughly seven-in-ten Russians say their government did not try to meddle in the U.S. presidential election in 2016. However, 85% say the U.S. tries to shape the internal affairs of other countries.

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.

Survey ReportsJuly 12, 2018

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

Regardless of populist sentiments, people in Western Europe tend to favor parties that reflect their own ideological orientation. With regard to policy, too, ideology continues to matter.

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.

PublicationsApril 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 the U.S. native born population.

Survey ReportsFebruary 28, 2018

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

Americans and Germans also have different views on which element of their countries’ relationship is most important – economy, defense or shared democratic values.

Survey ReportsNovember 7, 2017

Transatlantic Dialogues: In Europe and North America, Publics More Supportive Than Experts of Direct Democracy

Surveys of foreign policy experts and the general public reveal a division between these two groups over the role of the people’s voice in governing, as well as on the consequences of Trump’s presidency.

InteractiveSeptember 20, 2017

Explore the status of Europe's 2015-16 asylum seekers

About half of those who applied for asylum in Europe during the refugee surge of 2015 and 2016 were still waiting to learn their fate as of the end of last year.

PublicationsSeptember 20, 2017

Still in Limbo: About a Million Asylum Seekers Await Word on Whether They Can Call Europe Home

About half of those who applied for asylum in Europe during the refugee surge of 2015 and 2016 were still waiting to learn their fate as of the end of last year.

Survey ReportsAugust 16, 2017

Publics Worldwide Unfavorable Toward Putin, Russia

Around the world, few people trust Putin to do the right thing when it comes to international affairs. While Russia is not seen as particularly threatening in most countries, it is viewed unfavorably in many.

InteractiveAugust 1, 2017

Greatest Threats Around the World

People around the world identify ISIS and climate change as the leading international threats. Many also name cyberattacks from other countries and the condition of the global economy as major challenges.

Survey ReportsAugust 1, 2017

Globally, People Point to ISIS and Climate Change as Leading Security Threats

People around the world identify ISIS and climate change as leading international threats. Many also name cyberattacks from other countries and the condition of the global economy as major challenges.

Survey ReportsJune 20, 2017

Russians Remain Confident in Putin’s Global Leadership

A majority of Russians say their country has improved its international standing, and many are confident in Putin’s handling of global issues. Economic views are mixed and corruption remains a concern.

InteractiveJune 19, 2017

Origins and destinations of European Union migrants within the EU

As of 2015, nearly 20 million people, or about 4% of the EU’s birth population, lived in a European country in which they were not born.

Survey ReportsJune 15, 2017

Post-Brexit, Europeans More Favorable Toward EU

While few citizens in Europe want their country to leave the EU, many would support a vote on their country’s EU membership. Frustrations remain over Brussels’ handling of economic and refugee issues.

Survey ReportsJune 1, 2017

British Divided on Brexit Impact as New Elections Loom

Ahead of the June 8th general election, the British public is split on Brexit’s consequences and unsure of how much to trust their national government.

Survey ReportsMay 23, 2017

NATO’s Image Improves on Both Sides of Atlantic

Views of the security alliance have grown more positive in North America and Europe, but there are sharp political and partisan differences.

MultimediaApril 24, 2017

Are you middle class in Western Europe?

A Pew Research Center analysis of income data from 11 Western European countries finds considerable differences in the fortunes of the middle classes in those countries.

PublicationsApril 24, 2017

Middle Class Fortunes in Western Europe

From 1991 to 2010, the middle class expands in France, the Netherlands and the United Kingdom, but, as in the United States, shrinks in Germany, Italy and Spain

ReportAugust 2, 2016

Number of Refugees to Europe Surges to Record 1.3 Million in 2015

The recent wave of asylum seekers to 28 EU countries, Norway and Switzerland accounts for one-in-ten asylum applications to the region since 1985.