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 third and most recent survey was carried out online in Germany, France, Britain, Sweden, Finland, Denmark, Norway and the US between May 21 and June 6, 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.




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