Thought Leader Survey: Issues Impacting the Transatlantic Relationship

March 24, 2017

The mood is unsettled in both Europe and America. The results of an online survey, conducted from January 18 to March 16, 2017, paint a specific and troubling picture of the concerns shared by transatlantic opinion leaders. Respondents, including Brussels Forum invitees and alumni of GMF’s Marshall Memorial Fellowship, Transatlantic Inclusion Leaders (TILN), Manfred Wörner Seminar (MWS) and the American Political Science Association (APSA), shared what troubles them, what figures and institutions they trust and mistrust, and what they expect for the future of the transatlantic relationship. The results reveal both areas of common cause and surprising divergences of opinion between European and American thought leaders.