Views About National Identity Becoming More Inclusive in U.S., Western Europe
Large ideological divides persist on views of tradition, national pride and discrimination, especially in the U.S.
People in U.S., Western Europe differ over what needs more fixing: Their nation’s political or economic system
Here are five key findings about people’s attitudes toward systemic reforms in the U.S., France, Germany and the UK.
Fewer jobs have been lost in the EU than in the U.S. during the COVID-19 downturn
Roughly 9.6 million U.S. workers lost their jobs during the COVID-19 downturn; only about 2.6 million EU workers lost jobs in this period.
Key facts about the changing U.S. unauthorized immigrant population
The unauthorized immigrant population’s size and composition has ebbed and flowed significantly over the past 30 years.
Many in U.S., Western Europe Say Their Political System Needs Major Reform
In the U.S., concerns about political corruption are especially widespread. Two-in-three Americans agree that the phrase “most politicians are corrupt” describes their country well.
As Pandemic Continues, More in U.S. and Europe Feel Major Impact on Their Lives
The novel coronavirus continues to pose weighty challenges for people around the world.
More Americans Than People in Other Advanced Economies Say COVID-19 Has Strengthened Religious Faith
A Pew Research Center survey conducted in the summer of 2020 reveals that more Americans than people in other economically developed countries say the coronavirus outbreak has bolstered their religious faith and the faith of their compatriots.
Even before Capitol riot, most people in Germany, France and the UK had concerns about U.S. political system
Majorities in all three countries said in a fall 2020 survey that the U.S. system needs either major changes or to be completely reformed.
British, French and German Publics Give Biden High Marks After U.S. Election
Most in all three countries are optimistic that U.S. policies and trans-Atlantic relations will improve under his presidency.
Women in many countries face harassment for clothing deemed too religious – or too secular
Women in 56 countries experienced social hostilities due to clothing that was deemed to violate religious or secular dress norms.
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