GlobalApril 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.

GlobalApril 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.

GlobalApril 21, 2017

5 charts showing where France’s National Front draws its support

Ahead of the first round of the French presidential election, here are five charts outlining the support for the country’s populist, far-right National Front.

U.S. PoliticsApril 20, 2017

Share of Democrats calling Russia ‘greatest danger’ to U.S. is at its highest since end of Cold War

Nearly four-in-ten Democrats (39%) name Russia as the country that represents the greatest danger to the United States – the highest percentage expressing this view in nearly three decades.

GlobalApril 20, 2017

Not everyone in advanced economies is using social media

Many in Europe, the U.S., Canada, Australia and Japan do not report regularly visiting social media sites. But majorities in all of the 14 countries surveyed say they at least use the internet.

ReligionApril 12, 2017

Muslims, Jews faced social hostilities in seven-in-ten European countries in 2015

Europe in 2015 saw a rise in social hostilities involving religion, particularly against the continent’s Muslims.

ReligionApril 11, 2017

Government harassment, use of force against religious groups increased sharply in Europe in 2015

Thirty-eight European governments harassed religious groups in limited or widespread ways in 2015, while 24 used some type of force against religious groups.

ReligionApril 5, 2017

Christians remain world’s largest religious group, but they are declining in Europe

Though Christians make up nearly a third of Earth’s 7.3 billion people, the number of Christians in Europe is in decline.

GlobalMarch 15, 2017

European asylum applications remained near record levels in 2016

In 2016, European Union countries, Norway and Switzerland received more than 1.2 million asylum applications, below the record 1.3 million applications received in 2015.

GlobalFebruary 16, 2017

Millennials in many countries are more open than their elders on questions of national identity

In a number of countries, younger people are more likely than their elders to take an inclusive view of what it takes for people to be truly “one of us.”