Through an American lens, Western Europe’s middle classes appear smaller
The American middle class is smaller than middle classes across Western Europe, but its income is higher.
British Divided on Brexit Impact as New Elections Loom
Ahead of the June 8th general election, the British public is split on Brexit’s consequences and unsure of how much to trust their national government.
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.
Majorities in Europe, North America worried about Islamic extremism
People across Europe and in the U.S. and Canada have pervasive concerns about the threat of Islamic extremism in their countries.
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.
Religious Belief and National Belonging in Central and Eastern Europe
Religion has reasserted itself as an important part of individual and national identity in a region that was once dominated by atheist communist regimes.
Asylum applications from unaccompanied minors fell sharply in Europe in 2016
The European Union, Norway and Switzerland received nearly 66,000 asylum applications from unaccompanied minor migrants (those younger than 18 applying without a parent or guardian) in 2016, a decline of nearly 40% from 2015’s record total but still well above the total of prior years, according to a new Pew Research Center analysis of data from Eurostat, the EU’s statistical agency.