Views About National Identity Becoming More Inclusive in U.S., Western Europe
Large ideological divides persist on views of tradition, national pride and discrimination, especially in the U.S.
People in U.S., Western Europe differ over what needs more fixing: Their nation’s political or economic system
Here are five key findings about people’s attitudes toward systemic reforms in the U.S., France, Germany and the UK.
Many in U.S., Western Europe Say Their Political System Needs Major Reform
In the U.S., concerns about political corruption are especially widespread. Two-in-three Americans agree that the phrase “most politicians are corrupt” describes their country well.
British, French and German Publics Give Biden High Marks After U.S. Election
Most in all three countries are optimistic that U.S. policies and trans-Atlantic relations will improve under his presidency.
Americans and Germans Head Into 2021 With Divergent Opinions on Transatlantic Alliance
As the U.S. and Germany prepare to gain new leadership, their relationship remains unbalanced in the minds of their citizenries. Americans see Germany as a partner on many foreign policy issues, but Germans mostly do not.
Majorities in the European Union Have Favorable Views of the Bloc
A median of 66% across eight EU member nations rated the organization positively this summer.
Confidence in Merkel is at all-time high in several countries during her last full year in office
A median of 75% across 14 surveyed countries say they have confidence in German Chancellor Angela Merkel to do the right thing regarding world affairs.
Public Views About Science in France
This roundup of findings shows public views about science-related issues and the role of science in French society.
International Cooperation Welcomed Across 14 Advanced Economies
The United Nations is broadly credited with promoting peace and human rights as younger adults are more supportive of cooperation with other countries.
U.S. Image Plummets Internationally as Most Say Country Has Handled Coronavirus Badly
In several countries, favorable views of the U.S. are at their lowest point since the Center began polling on this topic two decades ago.
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