People in Western Europe differ in their attitudes about major political parties and on key policy issues based on their ideology and whether their views are more populist or mainstream.
Explore interactive charts on unemployment rates in the 28 countries that make up the European Union.
Regardless of populist sentiments, people in Western Europe tend to favor parties that reflect their own ideological orientation. With regard to policy, too, ideology continues to matter.
Findings about news media views and habits in Western Europe from a survey about media, political attitudes and populist views in Denmark, France, Germany, Italy, the Netherlands, Spain, Sweden and the UK.
Ratings on how well the media perform on several core functions, like investigating the actions of the government and getting the facts right, differ between those who hold populist views and those who do not.
Explore where users of news outlets in eight Western European countries place these outlets on a left-right spectrum, based on their perception of their ideological leanings.
Across eight Western European countries, people with populist leanings have more negative attitudes about the news media than do those with non-populist views.
Sub-Saharan immigrants in the United States are also more highly educated than the U.S. native born population.
Americans and Germans also have different views on which element of their countries' relationship is most important – economy, defense or shared democratic values.