Surveys of foreign policy experts and the general public reveal a division between these two groups over the role of the people’s voice in governing, as well as on the consequences of Trump’s presidency.
Among 17 Group of Twenty member countries, residents in just two countries have substantially more confidence in Trump than in Merkel on world affairs.
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.
Views of the security alliance have grown more positive in North America and Europe, but there are sharp political and partisan differences.
With nearly 160,000 arrivals so far in 2016, Italy may surpass Greece as Europe’s new focal point for refugee flows.
Majorities or pluralities in 17 of 19 countries we surveyed have a positive view of the United Nations.
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.
A median of 57% across the 11 NATO member countries surveyed voiced favorable views of the coalition, with only about a quarter (median of 27%) expressing negative opinions.