While few citizens in Europe want their country to leave the EU, many would support a vote on their country's EU membership. Frustrations remain over Brussels' handling of economic and refugee issues.
Ahead of the June 8th general election, the British public is split on Brexit’s consequences and unsure of how much to trust their national government.
The European Union, Norway and Switzerland received nearly 66,000 asylum applications from unaccompanied minor migrants (those younger than 18 applying without a parent or guardian) in 2016, a decline of nearly 40% from 2015’s record total but still well above the total of prior years, according to a new Pew Research Center analysis of data from Eurostat, the EU’s statistical agency.
In 2016, European Union countries, Norway and Switzerland received more than 1.2 million asylum applications, below the record 1.3 million applications received in 2015.
Learn more about a variety of factors driving the anti-establishment sentiments that are spreading throughout much of Europe.
Hungarians share Europe’s embrace of democratic principles but are less tolerant of refugees, minorities
A combination of strong anti-refugee sentiment and above-average disdain for minority groups sets Hungary apart from many of its fellow European Union nations.
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.
Many favor looking inward to focus on domestic issues, while others question whether commitments to allies should take precedence over national interests.
Nearly two-thirds of Britons say they want the EU to return certain powers to national governments. Only 6% want to transfer more powers to the Brussels-based institution.
There is significant opposition in key European countries to an ever closer EU.