4 charts on how Russians see their country’s place in the world
The Russian public feels confident about their country’s global standing, even as signs of discontent emerge at home.
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.
Unlike their Central and Eastern European neighbors, most Czechs don’t believe in God
The vast majority of adults in Central and Eastern Europe identify with a religious group and believe in God. But one country is an exception to this pattern: the Czech Republic.
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.
Tepid support for democracy among both young and old in Central and Eastern Europe
The generation of Central and Eastern Europeans raised after the fall of the Berlin Wall differs little in its political outlook from earlier generations.
Orthodox Christians in Europe more likely to believe than practice their religion
Religious belief is much more common than religious practice among Orthodox Christians in Central and Eastern Europe.
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.
Most in former Yugoslavia favor multicultural society, although some tensions remain
Most people in Bosnia, Croatia and Serbia seem willing to share their societies with ethnic and religious groups different from their own.
On gender issues, many in Orthodox Christian countries have conservative views
A substantial share of adults in Central and Eastern Europe hold traditional views of women and the family, especially in countries with Orthodox majorities.
Orthodox Christians in Central and Eastern Europe favor strong role for Russia in geopolitics, religion
Russia is widely viewed by the region’s Orthodox Christians as an important counterweight to Western influences and as a global protector of Orthodox and ethnic Russian populations.