Media & NewsMar 28, 2016

Changing a social media profile picture is one way to express support or solidarity

In the wake of attacks in Brussels and in Lahore, Pakistan, some social media users are changing their profile pictures to express solidarity with victims and the people of these countries. Social media sites such as Facebook and Twitter have become a common way for Americans to get news, but they also can provide a way for […]

GlobalMar 18, 2016

Illegal migration to EU rises for routes both well-worn and less-traveled

In 2015, more than 1.8 million people crossed the European Union’s borders illegally, up from 280,000 detections of illegal border crossings in 2014.

GlobalJun 3, 2015

Ratings of Muslims rise in France after Charlie Hebdo, just as in U.S. after 9/11

There has been considerable debate over the country’s Muslims and the role of extremism, but no backlash against Muslims in French public opinion.

GlobalFeb 11, 2015

European Millennials are cool toward Russia, but warmer than older generations

In six of seven European Union countries surveyed by the Pew Research Center, roughly a third or less of young people born after 1980 have a favorable opinion of Russia.

GlobalJan 27, 2015

Greek election reflects country’s differences with the EU

Most Greeks polled in 2014 didn’t express particularly warm views of the EU. And public sentiment showed that many in other European nations harbor negative stereotypes of Greeks.

Fact TankJan 14, 2015

French have positive views of both Jews, Muslims

A Pew Research Center survey conducted last year shows that the French held more favorable views of both Jews and Muslims than many other Europeans.

GlobalNov 6, 2014

East Germans now as satisfied with life as West Germans

Twenty five years after the fall of the Berlin Wall, East Germans are now as satisfied with life as West Germans.

ReligionSep 22, 2014

In some European countries, church membership means paying more taxes

Are government church taxes causing Germans to leave the church?

GlobalJul 14, 2014

5 facts about the French

Ah, la France. The land of wine, cheese, romance and abundant vacation time… right?

ReligionApr 24, 2014

Cameron’s ‘Christian country’: What the numbers say about religion in the United Kingdom

The Church of England is the official state church of England, but looking at the religious affiliation of the population, a more complex picture emerges.