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.

Fact TankDecember 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.

Fact TankOctober 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.

Fact TankSeptember 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.

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.

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.

Fact TankJune 24, 2016

Brexit vote highlighted UK’s discontent with EU, but other European countries are grumbling too

People in a number of other EU countries share the British desire for a less, not more, centralized Europe, and that the debate about the future of the EU will not subside just because the UK has now voted.

Fact TankMarch 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 […]

Fact TankMarch 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.