Jacob Poushter of Pew Research –
1. On balance, people across the former Soviet bloc nations approve of the changeover to a multiparty electoral system and free market economy.
2. In Central and Eastern Europe, there have been dramatic increases in the shares of people who say the changes of the past 30 years or so have led to improved living standards.
3. Across the board, Europeans are much more satisfied with their own lives than they were in 1991.