Media & NewsSeptember 27, 2018

Most Western Europeans prefer TV news while use of print outlets lags

Western Europeans have a clear preference for television as a source of news. And while use of online and radio outlets for news is also widespread, print trails the other formats.

ReligionSeptember 21, 2018

Pope Francis to visit the three Baltic countries – only one of which is majority Catholic

Pope Francis begins a four-day trip this weekend to the Baltic states, the first papal visit to these countries in 25 years. While the Baltic countries have a substantial Christian population, only Lithuania and Latvia have large numbers of Catholics.

GlobalSeptember 19, 2018

A majority of Europeans favor taking in refugees, but most disapprove of EU’s handling of the issue

A majority of people in several European countries support taking in refugees. Yet there is widespread disapproval of how the EU has handled the refugee issue.

GlobalSeptember 18, 2018

A decade of migration across the Mediterranean to Europe's shores

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

GlobalSeptember 18, 2018

The most common Mediterranean migration paths into Europe have changed since 2009

The paths migrants have taken across the Mediterranean Sea to Europe have changed over time. So far in 2018, the Morocco-to-Spain corridor has been the most traveled among the three major sea routes used by migrants to reach Europe.

GlobalSeptember 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.

GlobalSeptember 4, 2018

Trust in the military exceeds trust in other institutions in Western Europe and U.S.

Large majorities in eight Western European countries trust the military, ranging from 84% in France to 66% in Spain. Similarly, eight-in-ten Americans have confidence in the military.

GlobalAugust 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.

GlobalAugust 17, 2018

How Americans and Western Europeans compare on 4 key social and political issues

Americans and Western Europeans have broadly similar views on certain social and political issues. For example, majorities of Americans and Western Europeans see immigrants as beneficial to their economies and support certain rights for gays and lesbians.

ReligionJuly 24, 2018

In Western Europe, familiarity with Muslims is linked to positive views of Muslims and Islam

Across Western Europe, people who say they personally know a Muslim are generally more likely than others to have positive opinions of Muslims and their religion. However, knowing something about Islam – as opposed to personally knowing a Muslim – is less associated with positive feelings of Muslims and Islam.