Category Archives: Europe

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

Trump’s International Ratings Remain Low, Especially Among Key Allies

By Richard Wike, Bruce Stokes, Jacob Poushter, Laura Silver, Janell Fetterolf and Kat Devlin of Pew Research Most still want U.S. as top global power, but see China on the rise. Fewer, especially in Europe, say U.S. respects individual liberty. … Continue reading

Posted in Controversial, Donald Trump, Europe, United States

How Americans and Western Europeans compare on 4 key social and political issues

By Laura Silver of the Pew Research Center Majorities of Americans and Western Europeans see immigrants as beneficial to their economies rather than burdensome. A majority of Western Europeans support government regulation of business, but Americans are divided on whether … Continue reading

Posted in Europe, Pew Research, Politics, United States, Women

A Warning From Europe: The Worst Is Yet to Come

By Anne Applebaum in the Atlantic Magazine Polarization. Conspiracy theories. Attacks on the free press. An obsession with loyalty. Recent events in the United States follow a pattern Europeans know all too well. Given the right conditions, any society can … Continue reading

Posted in Democracy, Europe, European Union, Thought-Provoking Analysis, United States