Young people there were less likely than those ages 50 and older to say children today will be better off financially than their parents.
About half of young Europeans ages 18 to 33 have a positive view of China, but that view is tempered by their opinions about that country's human rights record.
In six of seven European Union countries surveyed by the Pew Research Center, roughly a third or less of young people born after 1980 have a favorable opinion of Russia.
A majority of younger Europeans don’t feel that they can impact the world around them or their future, a stark contrast with their American counterparts.
What the dwindling youthful population of Europe believes and how their views differ from their aging and far more numerous elders may go a long way toward determining Europe’s fate.