The Global Security Outlook
Handelsblatt Global/YouGov Survey
The YouGov/Handelsblatt Global survey, a series of quarterly polls, measures the uncertainty and fear gripping Europe as it copes with political instability, terror and the breakdown of old institutions.
On behalf of Handelsblatt Global, YouGov asked 1,000 people in eight countries for their views on the European Union, the United States and global security issues. The exclusive survey will appear quarterly in Handelsblatt Global. Seven countries in Europe will be surveyed every three months, and the United States and China will be added alternately each quarter.
The first survey, carried out online between November 21 and December 9, 2016, surveyed Germany, France, Britain, Sweden, Finland, Denmark, Norway and the United States. The second surveyed Germany, France, Britain, Sweden, Finland, Denmark, Norway and China and was carried out online between February 17 and March 3, 2017.
The YouGov/Handelsblatt Global survey includes a Cold War Barometer, which measures where Europe currently falls between “complete peace” and total “worldwide conflict” on a scale of 0 to 10. The average for the first poll was 5.7, indicating above-average tensions over the future.
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