Nativism in Europe: Survey Results from across Europe


Bruce Stokes, Director of Global Economic Attitudes, Pew Research Center

Mark Leonard, Director, ECFR

Chaired by

Jeremy Shapiro, Research Director, ECFR

On 11 July, the Washington-based Pew Research Center released the results of a public opinion survey assessing degrees of nativism in 10 EU countries, including the UK. The survey's results, published here, assess public views of Muslims and refugees and look at how the increasing cultural and ethnic diversity is being seen and what determines a person's national identity. To what extent can these findings help us understand the results of the referendum on the UK membership of the EU? What does it mean for the future of the country and Europe? Can they explain the rise of Europe’s insurgent parties (See ECFR's recent publication here)?

Bruce Stokes (@bruceestokes) is director of global economic attitudes at the Pew Research Center. He is the former international economics correspondent for the National Journal.

Mark Leonard (@markhleonard) is the founder and director of the European Council on Foreign Relations. He has recently published a piece for Project Syndicate on The Rise of Demotic Democracy in Europe.

Jeremy Shapiro (@JyShapiro) is research director at the European Council on Foreign Relations. He previously worked at Brookings and for the US Department of State.