Political divides on both sides of the Atlantic continue to shape attitudes about relations with other nations, perceptions about defense spending and Americans’ and Germans’ views of each other.
72% of Americans say it is very or somewhat likely that Russia or other foreign governments will try to influence the November 2020 election.
Globally, people tend to express little confidence in President Vladimir Putin’s ability to do the right thing regarding world affairs.
Views of the U.S. are favorable across many of the 33 countries we surveyed in 2019, although confidence in U.S. President Donald Trump is low.
President Trump and his policies continue to receive negative reviews from people worldwide, with a lack of confidence in his leadership especially common in Western Europe. While views of the U.S. are positive overall, they vary widely among some of its key allies.
In some EU nations, sizable minorities speak something other than their country's national language in their household.
More countries still name the U.S. as the foremost economic power than say the same of China. And, even in nations that welcome China’s economic growth, few feel similarly about its growing military might.
Americans and Germans continue to have notably different perspectives on the relationship between their countries.
A look at how supporters of European populist parties stand out on key issues, from the European Union to Putin.
When compared with other wealthy nations, the U.S. is unique in that a large share of its population prays every day.