January 1, 2016

Transatlantic Trends

Happy New Year!  Let’s start 2016 by reviewing the Transatlantic Trends report prepared by the German Marshall Fund of the United States based in Washington D.C.  This global-thematic report is a comprehensive annual survey of American and European public opinion on numerous transatlantic issues, including foreign policies, support for NATO, economic performance, immigration etc.

This preeminent report provides valuable data for policymakers (including the U.S. Department of State), the media, & the academics to look into important issues that affect countries on both sides of the Atlantic.  Here’s the first visualization that analyzes what people from the European Union, US, and Russia think about the important issues that are affecting their lives.  Not surprisingly, the economy and unemployment were two most important issues on people's mind as these issues directly affected their financial well-being.  On the issue whether the UK should leave the European Union, let's just say that there would be no love lost for the French if the UK decides to leave.

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