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.
How do European countries differ in religious commitment? Use our interactive map to find out
Within Europe, there are sometimes sizable differences in levels of religious commitment. A new interactive lets you explore these differences.
Views of national identity differ less by age in Central, Eastern Europe than in Western Europe
Central and Eastern Europeans of different ages are about equally likely to say that Christianity, birthplace and ancestry are important to national identity.
Americans and Germans are worlds apart in views of their countries’ relationship
At a time of rising tensions between their countries, people in the United States and Germany express increasingly divergent views about the status of their decades-long partnership.
Russians, Indians, Germans especially likely to say their countries are more globally important
People in Russia, India and Germany stand out for being more likely than those in other countries to say their country is playing a bigger role in world affairs.
Greek attitudes toward religion, minorities align more with Central and Eastern Europe than West
When it comes to public attitudes on religion, national identity and the place of religious minorities, Greeks, like their neighbors to the East, hold more nationalist and less accepting views than do Western Europeans.
Younger adults in Western Europe are more socially, politically progressive than older age groups
They tend to be more left-leaning, more progressive in their social and political views, more receptive to immigrants and more favorable toward the European Union. They are also more mixed in their views of traditional center-left parties than older Western Europeans.
Western Europeans Under 30 View News Media Less Positively, Rely More on Digital Platforms Than Older Adults
Younger adults in eight Western European countries are about twice as likely as older adults to get news online than from TV. They also are more critical of the media’s performance and coverage of key issues.
Eastern and Western Europeans Differ on Importance of Religion, Views of Minorities, and Key Social Issues
The Iron Curtain that once divided Europe may be long gone, but the continent today is split by stark differences in public attitudes toward religion, minorities and social issues such as gay marriage and legal abortion.
In EU, there’s an East-West divide over religious minorities, gay marriage, national identity
In the EU, Central and Eastern Europeans differ from Western Europeans in their views on certain issues, including religious minorities and gay marriage.