Category Archives: Europe

Italy emerges as ground zero for European extremist populism

From Colleen Barry of AP – Italy’s populist interior minister is uniting Europe’s right-wing parties under an anti-migrant, anti-Islam, anti-bureaucracy banner. Continue reading…

Posted in Europe, Immigrants, Islam, Italy

Eastern and Western Europeans Differ on Importance of Religion, Views of Minorities, and Key Social Issues

People in Central and Eastern Europe are less accepting of Muslims and Jews, same-sex marriage, and legal abortion from the Pew Research Center – The Iron Curtain that once divided Europe may be long gone, but the continent today is … Continue reading

Posted in Europe, Pew Research, Thought-Provoking Analysis

Eastern and Western Europeans Differ on Importance of Religion, Views of Minorities, and Key Social Issues

People in Central and Eastern Europe are less accepting of Muslims and Jews, same-sex marriage, and legal abortion From the Pew Research Center – The Iron Curtain that once divided Europe may be long gone, but the continent today is … Continue reading

Posted in Europe, Islam, Judaism, Marriage, Pew Research

Brexit: The Winds of Political Change Are Growing

By David Murrin Note: In introducing David Murrin to an international group, Ken Feltman said, “David Murrin has the misfortune to be correct too soon, before others are even aware of what’s going on. David is one of the prescient … Continue reading

Posted in Brexit, David Murrin, Europe, European Union, United Kingdom

How do European countries differ in religious commitment? Use the interactive map to find out

By Jonathan Evans and Chris Baronavski of Pew Research – Europeans generally are less religious than people in other parts of the world. But within Europe, there are sometimes sizable differences in levels of religious commitment, according to an analysis … Continue reading

Posted in Europe, Religion