Transatlantic Trends Survey Series

The aim of the Transatlantic Trends Survey is to identify the attitudes of the public in the United States and in 12 European countries towards foreign policy issues and transatlantic issues. A project of the German Marshall Fund of the United States and the Compagnia di San Paolo (Italy), this survey has been conducted annually since 2003. Each year, participants have been asked their views on each other and on global threats, foreign policy objectives, world leadership, and multilateral institutions. This study is a follow-on to Worldviews 2002: American and European Public Opinion on Foreign Policy [ICPSR 3821] carried out by the Chicago Council on Foreign Relations and the German Marshall Fund of the United States.

Transatlantic Trends: Immigration, a special topic public opinion survey conducted yearly since 2008, is a project of the German Marshall Fund of the United States. This survey addresses immigration and integration issues including the effect of the economic crisis on attitudes toward immigration, immigrants' labor market impacts and effects on wages, and preferences for temporary vs. permanent labor migration programs. The survey also gauges opinion on a legalization program for illegal immigrants and asks respondents to rate how their government is managing immigration.