Fact TankSeptember 16, 2016

European opinions of the refugee crisis in 5 charts

The United Nations is hosting a summit on Sept. 19 to address the issue of refugees and migrants. Learn about European views of refugees through five charts.

Fact TankSeptember 6, 2016

Fewer refugees entering Europe than in 2015, but asylum backlog still growing

The number of refugees who have entered Europe this summer has declined compared with last year, but the backlog of asylum applications continues to grow.

Fact TankAugust 31, 2016

Migrant remittances worldwide drop in 2015 for first time since Great Recession

Worldwide, an estimated $582 billion was sent by migrants to relatives in their home countries in 2015, a 2% decline from 2014.

Fact TankAugust 22, 2016

Europeans back anti-ISIS campaign but have doubts about use of force in fighting terror

After a year of escalating terror attacks against Western targets, people across Europe are widely supportive of U.S.-led military action against the Islamic militant group known as ISIS.

Fact TankAugust 3, 2016

Nearly 1 in 100 worldwide are now displaced from their homes

More than 60 million people are displaced from their homes as of the end of 2015, the highest number of displaced people since World War II.

GlobalAugust 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.

Fact TankJuly 26, 2016

Key allies in Europe, Asia have mostly positive views of Americans but fault them on some traits

Views of the U.S. and its president were mainly positive. But when we asked people abroad how they saw Americans given a list of characteristics, the answers were more of a mixed bag.

Fact TankJuly 19, 2016

5 facts about the Muslim population in Europe

The Muslim share of Europe’s total population has been increasing steadily, growing from 4% in 1990 to 6% in 2010.

Fact TankJuly 12, 2016

In views of diversity, many Europeans are less positive than Americans

More than half in Greece (63%) and Italy (53%) say that growing diversity makes their countries a worse place to live. Roughly four-in-ten Hungarians (41%) and Poles (40%) agree.

GlobalJuly 12, 2016

Europeans Fear Wave of Refugees Will Mean More Terrorism, Fewer Jobs

The refugee crisis and the threat of terrorism are very much related in the minds of many Europeans. Across the EU there are also sharp ideological divides on views about minorities, diversity and national identity.