Transatlantic Trends 2013
Transatlantic Trends paints a picture of a complex relationship between the United States and Europe, and how each responds to global challenges. In this context, the survey uncovered some significant findings. Four stand out particularly: 1) Europeans expressed growing dissatisfaction with the European Union and the euro; 2) widening divides emerged in Europe between successful and still-troubled economies; 3) NATO’s primary significance stemmed from its character as an alliance of democratic countries; and 4) Turkey continues its steady shift towards foreign policy unilateralism. Increasingly, the poll shows a deepening North-South divide within Europe — at a time when publics on both sides of the Atlantic appear to be drawing closer together again.