Belgium, Finland and Italy are among the European countries with the shortest median lengths of government.
At least eight-in-ten adults in Poland and six-in-ten in Hungary say the EU promotes peace, democratic values and prosperity.
A median of 69% of adults across 19 countries surveyed have a favorable opinion of the EU, while 27% have an unfavorable opinion.
Here are answers to some common questions about the EU, how countries can join it, how long each step typically takes and more.
Prevailing view among Americans is that U.S. influence in the world is weakening – and China’s is growing
Nearly half of Americans (47%) say that the United States’ influence in the world has been getting weaker in recent years.
In Response to Climate Change, Citizens in Advanced Economies Are Willing To Alter How They Live and Work
Citizens offer mixed reviews of how their societies have responded to climate change, and many question the efficacy of international efforts to stave off a global environmental crisis.
Majorities across much of Western Europe, North America and the Asia-Pacific region have a favorable view of the European Union.
Support for international cooperation can vary significantly depending on the amount of trust that people tend to place in others.
Most people in 8 EU countries thought their country – and the bloc as a whole – had done a good job dealing with the pandemic this summer.
A median of 66% across eight EU member nations rated the organization positively this summer.