GlobalApril 24, 2017

7 key findings on the state of the middle class in Western Europe

The fortunes of the middle classes across Western Europe are moving in different directions. Some nations are experiencing both growing incomes and expanding middle classes, while other nations are witness to stagnant or declining incomes and shrinking middle classes, a new Pew Research Center analysis of 11 Western European countries has found. But in a few other countries studied, the middle-class shares are decreasing even as incomes overall are rising.

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.

GlobalJanuary 24, 2017

Europeans favoring right-wing populist parties are more positive on Putin

Those in Western Europe who favor right-wing populist parties are significantly more likely than those who do not to express confidence in Putin, as well as to prefer to move past disputes over Russia’s foreign policy in favor of a strong economic relationship.

GlobalDecember 6, 2016

4 factors driving anti-establishment sentiment in Europe

Learn more about a variety of factors driving the anti-establishment sentiments that are spreading throughout much of Europe.

GlobalOctober 5, 2016

Key facts about the world’s refugees

With the number of displaced people in the world at more than 60 million in 2015, the plight of refugees has gained new prominence.

GlobalSeptember 20, 2016

Favorable views of the UN prevail in Europe, Asia and U.S.

Majorities or pluralities in 17 of 19 countries we surveyed have a positive view of the United Nations.

GlobalSeptember 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.

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.