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German Marshall Fund of the United States (GMF)

Transatlantic Trends 2020 is a comprehensive survey prepared by the the German Marshall Fund of the United States , the Bertelsmann Foundation, and Institut Montaigne providing insight into the opinions of French, German and American citizens on major global challenges before and after COVID – 19. The fieldwork was conducted in all three countries in January 9-22, 2020 for wave one and in May 11-19, 2020 for wave two.

Besides the state of the transatlantic relationship, the study explores perceptions about international security and defense, international trade, relations with China and digital trends. READ MORE 

Published on June 30, 2020

European Council on Foreign Relations (ECFR)

Together in trauma: Europeans and the world after covid-19 is based on the results of the public opinion poll commissioned by the European Council on Foreign Relations (ECFR) over 11,000 citizens in nine countries across Europe. The poll accounts for around two-thirds of the EU’s population and GDP, and was carried out between April 23 and May 9, 2020. 

The paper explores what Europeans think about issues such as European integration, solidarity between states and actors or partners and systems of governance at different levels. READ MORE

Published on June 29, 2020

European Council on Foreign Relations (ECFR)

Europe’s pandemic politics: How the virus has changed the public’s worldview illustrates the results of the public opinion poll commissioned by the European Council on Foreign Relations (ECFR) over 11,000 citizens in nine countries across Europe. The poll covers more than two-thirds of the EU’s population and GDP, and was carried out between April 23 and May 9, 2020. 

The study sheds light on how the pandemic has affected European citizens’ views on politics, society, and Europe’s place in the world. READ MORE

Published on June 24, 2020

Jacques Delors Institute

French public opinion and Europe between distrust and ambivalence -Europe’s necessary “return to France”-  is a study prepared by Jacques Delors Institute, the Centre for Political Science Research of Sciences Po (CEVIPOF) and Kantar. It is based on the Eurobarometer surveys and its aim is to provide insight on the nature of the opinions of French citizens towards the EU. READ MORE

Published on May 6, 2020

Destin Commun (More in Common France)

Finding France: Can the environment reunite France? Is a report prepared by Destin Commun that builds on the model developed for the ‘Finding France’ project. For this report, two phases were involved: a qualitative research phase, with seven focus groups that took place between 23 October and 8 November 2019 in Lille, Montpellier and Paris; and, a quantitative research phase which took place between 27 November and 3 December 2019, in which a nationally representative sample of 2,003 people were surveyed. The report aims at analysing French perspectives on the environment. READ MORE

Published on March 2020

Centre for European Policy Studies (CEPS)

Deliberative Democracy in the EU: Countering Populism with Participation and Debate is a book published by the Centre for European Policy Studies (CEPS). It is part of the project “Towards a Citizens’ Union (2CU)” that has counted with the collaboration of 20 renowned think tanks from the European Policy Institutes Network (EPIN). The book is the third and final volume of a series that includes: “Direct Democracy in the EU: The Myth of a Citizens’ Union” and “Representative Democracy in the EU: Recovering Legitimacy.”

Its concluding chapter analyses the patterns and particularities in European democracy and covers the creation of a coherent framework following the four cumulative criteria used by modern political theorists to assess the health of a democracy (inclusion, choice, deliberation and impact). READ MORE

Published on March 4, 2020

V-Dem Institute

Autocratization Surges – Resistance Grows: Democracy Report 2020 is a comprehensive study prepared by V-Dem Institute that analyses the state of democracy in the world in 2019. It is based on the new version 10 of the V-Dem dataset that builds on the assessments by more than 3,000 global experts and provides almost 30 million data points on: democracy, human rights, media, civil society, judiciaries, legislatures, and many related issues. 

The report covers topics such as the “third wave of autocratization”, the decline in critical democratic traits of some countries, the deterioration of the quality of elections and pro-democracy responses. READ MORE

Published on March 2020

Pew Research Center

Democratic Rights Popular Globally but Commitment to Them Not Always Strong explores the democratic values and democratic satisfaction in 34 countries. It includes views about elected officials, voting and whether the state is run for the benefit of all people. Pew Research Center conducted the survey among 38,426 people in 34 countries from May 13 to Oct. 2, 2019.  READ MORE

Published on February 27, 2020

Pew Research Center

How people around the world see democracy in 8 charts analyses people’s attitudes around the world towards the state of democracy in their own country. The survey was conducted by Pew Research Center among 38,426 people in 34 countries from May 13 to October 2, 2019. READ MORE

 Published on February 27, 2020

European Policy Centre (EPC)

The divided continent: Understanding Europe’s social landscape in 2020 and beyond is a report published by the European Policy Centre (EPC) which is part of the “Listening to Europe” project, led by European Movement International (EMI). The research analysis report aims at setting out the findings of a survey conducted across 13 EU member states, representing 75% of the membership of the European Parliament. The survey was carried out between February 2nd and 8th, 2019 and the sample size was a minimum of 1,000 respondents in each of the 13 EU member states. Moreover, the report covers three themes: nostalgia, intergenerational and gender battlegrounds, and support for democracy. READ MORE

Published on February 11, 2020

Jacques Delors Institute

Public opinion in Greece & the EU prepared by Jacques Delors Institute in collaboration with Focus Bari, illustrates Greek public opinion towards the EU. The brief is based on the results of the Eurobarometer surveys and qualitative studies conducted over the last thirty years by the OPTEM Institute and its European partners of the European Qualitative Network, including Focus Bari for Greece. READ MORE

Published on February 3, 2020

Jacques Delors Institute

Brexit has not won over European opinions, quite the contrary is a blog post prepared by Jacques Delors Institute taking into consideration the results of the Eurobarometer surveys. The post aims at analysing the effect of Brexit on the public opinion in the EU27. READ MORE

Published on January 22, 2020 

Centre for the Future of Democracy

The Global Satisfaction with Democracy Report 2020 was prepared at the Bennett Institute for Public Policy at the University of Cambridge and forms part of the work of the new Centre for the Future of Democracy. The report takes into account a dataset combining more than 25 data sources, 3,500 country surveys, and 4 million respondents between 1973 and 2020 asking citizens whether they are satisfied or dissatisfied with democracy in their countries. Thanks to the dataset, they were able to create a time-series for almost 50 years in Western Europe, and 25 years for the rest of the world. READ MORE

Published on January 2020

Freedom House

Freedom in the World 2020: A Leaderless Struggle for Democracy is an annual report developed by Freedom House covering political rights and civil liberties. It contains numerical ratings and descriptive texts for each country and a select group of territories. The 2020 edition includes developments in 195 countries and 15 territories from January 1, 2019, through December 31, 2019. READ MORE

Freedom House

Nations in Transit 2020: Dropping the Democratic Facade is a comprehensive report that evaluates the state of democracy in the region stretching from Central Europe to Central Asia. For 29 countries, Freedom House—in consultation with the report authors, a panel of expert advisers, and a group of regional reviewers—provides numerical ratings in seven categories: National Democratic Governance, Electoral Process, Civil Society, Independent Media, Local Democratic Governance, Judicial Framework and Independence, and Corruption. Moreover, with this information, a Democracy Score is set which is a straight average of the seven indicators. READ MORE

Carnegie Europe

Six Ideas for Rejuvenating European Democracy is a publication that is part of the Reshaping European Democracy project, an initiative of Carnegie Europe and European Movement International (EMI). The initiative aims to analyze, debate, and help improve the state of European democracy. In order to do so, Carnegie Europe’s publication presents six ideas for European leaders to reinforce European democracy. READ MORE

Published on November 6, 2019

Friends of Europe

If the EU disappeared would anyone care? Is an infographic that illustrates the results of the second annual #EuropeMatters Citizens’ Poll commissioned by Friends of Europe. The survey was conducted to 12,263 citizens from September 11th until 25th, 2019 across 28 EU member states. The study provides insight on what Europeans want from the EU, in terms of priorities, tackling inequalities and having a bigger say. READ MORE 

Published on October 17, 2019

Pew Research Center

Where Americans and Europeans agree – and differ – in the values they see as important showcases how citizens’ attitudes vary in 5 key areas: the factors important to democracy, evaluations of the state, LGBT rights and gender, the importance of religion and the paths to a successful life. The survey was conducted by Pew Research Center in 14 European Union member states and the United States from May 13 until August 12, 2019. READ MORE

Published on October 16, 2019

Pew Research Center

10 key takeaways about public opinion in Europe 30 years after the fall of communism analyses how the attitudes of European citizens have changed three decades after the fall of the Berlin Wall in 1989. The survey was conducted by Pew Research Center from May 13 until August 12, 2019, to 18,979 adults in 14 European Union member nations as well as in Russia, Ukraine and the United States. READ MORE

Published on October 15, 2019

More in Common Deutschland

Fault Lines: Germany’s Invisible Divides is a study prepared by More in Common Deutschland that aims at delivering new insights into the state of German society in the context of the start of a new decade. In this sense, the focus of the study is on the core beliefs, values and sense of identity of Germans. The data was obtained by a national survey of more than 4,000 German residents that was conducted in partnership with the opinion research institute Kantar in early 2019. READ MORE

Published on October, 2019

European Council on Foreign Relations (ECFR)

Give the people what they want: Popular demand for a strong European foreign policy illustrates the results of the surveys commissioned by the European Council on Foreign Relations (ECFR) in 2019, that covered more than 60,000 people across 14 countries in Europe . 

The aim of the paper is to find out the citizens’ views on the foreign policy challenges the EU faces. READ MORE

Published on September 10, 2019

TUI Foundation

Young Europe 2019: What young people aged 16 to 26 years think is a study carried out by TUI Foundation since 2017. From January 21st to February 12th 2019, 8,220 young people aged 16 to 26 were interviewed in 11 countries. The aim of the study is to understand the environment, identities and attitudes of young Europeans towards different topics such as the future, issues they think about, Europe, democracy, the European elections 2019, politics and Brexit. READ MORE

Published on May 3, 2019

More in Common

Attitudes towards National Identity, Immigration and Refugees in Greece is a report  prepared by More in Common that aims at analysing the attitudes of Greek people towards their country and its place in the world, their sense of national identity, and their views on immigration and refugees. The research, conducted by Ipsos in Greece, consisted of phone surveys with a representative sample of 2,000 adults aged 18 to 64. After evaluating the quantitative data and the conclusion of the segmentation analysis, a qualitative phase involving three focus group discussions with members of each of three segments (Moderate Humanitarians, Instinctive Pragmatists, and Detached Traditionalist) took place. READ MORE

Published on May 2019

European Council on Foreign Relations (ECFR)

What Europeans really want: Five myths debunked analyses the results of a pan-European poll commissioned by the European Council on Foreign Relations (ECFR) over 46,000 citizens in fourteen countries across Europe. The poll was conducted between 23 January and 25 February 2019. Moreover, in follow-up, focus groups in Germany, France, Italy and Poland were carried out in March 2019.

The report examines the issues that are driving voters’ thinking about the European Union, and their decisions on how to vote in the European Parliament elections. READ MORE

Published on April 2019

Pew Research Center

Europeans Credit EU With Promoting Peace and Prosperity, but Say Brussels Is Out of Touch With Its Citizens showcases the results of a study conducted by Pew Research Center across 10 European nations in 2018. It illustrates the attitudes of citizens towards the EU and the various challenges it is facing such as immigration or the economic situation. READ MORE

Published on March 19, 2019

Institut Montaigne

Faces of France: The Barometer of Territories 2019 is a study led by Elabe and Institut Montaigne. 10,010 people were interviewed between December 14th 2018 and January 8th 2019. The Barometer analyses the territorial divides on the French social cohesion by interviewing people around topics like the confidence and view of one’s quality of life, the social bond, the view of one’s territory, the relationship of the territory with the state and the European Union, and the vision of society. READ MORE

Published on February 2019

Centre for European Policy Studies (CEPS)

Pathways for Citizens to Engage in EU Policymaking is a paper published in 2018 and a chapter of the book “Direct Democracy in the EU: The Myth of a Citizens’ Union”. The book is the first volume of the project “Towards a Citizens’ Union (2CU)” that has counted with the collaboration of 20 renowned think tanks from the European Policy Institutes Network (EPIN).

The paper, prepared by the Centre for European Policy Studies (CEPS), analyses all pertinent participatory instruments available to EU citizens and investigates how meaningful these instruments are in influencing EU policy and decision-making. READ MORE

Published on November 29, 2018