Political and economic future of Europe, European public opinion three dacades after the fall of communism

On Tuesday, October 29 this year WiseEuropa had the pleasure to host representatives of Pew Research Center – an American research center as part of the presentation of the research results: The political and economic future of Europe, European Public Opinion Three Decades after the Fall of Communism.

The results of the study showed how Europeans view democracy and the free market 30 years after the fall of the Berlin Wall. The study was carried out in 17 countries, including 14 EU Member States on both sides of the Iron Curtain and in Russia, Ukraine and the United States. During the meeting, Jacob Poushter, the deputy director and researcher of the Pew Research Center, outlined the changing state of public opinion on the subject of economy, economics and democracy in the respondent countries on the basis of research from 1991, 2009 and 2019 with particular importance in the economic context. The presented results of the study were also discussed by the president of WiseEuropa, Dr. Maciej Bukowski, who referred to his own experience from the period of transformation in Poland. Participants were very engaged during the meeting asking many questions and giving a few comments.

The exact state of public opinion is shown by the results of the study, which covers a wide range of topics, among others transition to the free market, multi-party system, economic conditions, democratic values, the European Union, European political leaders, life satisfaction.

The study was conducted on the basis of telephone and direct interviews with a representative sample of adults aged 18 and older on a national scale. The survey was carried out in 17 countries, from May 13 to August 12, 2019, and covered 18,979 respondents.

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