Updated: Nov. 14, 2022 | By Sonnet Frisbie
The trans-Atlantic economic relationship is the largest in the world in terms of transaction value, and among the most complex. Understanding this relationship is key to predicting the trajectory of trade and capital flows, regulation, technological cooperation, and economic statecraft.
The Trans-Atlantic Ties Tracker aims to help multinationals, financial services providers, policymakers and other interested parties better understand the trajectory of public opinion surrounding U.K.-U.S. and E.U.-U.S. relations. It also aids in assessing the implications for the trans-Atlantic economy, including through cross-border trade and capital flows, trans-Atlantic policy and regulatory coordination, and supply chains for consumer goods and critical tech.
HOW AMERICANS AND EUROPEANS VIEW EACH OTHER
Shares of U.S. adults with favorable views of NATO and the European Union minus the corresponding shares with unfavorable views
Shares of Western Europeans with favorable views of NATO and the United States minus the corresponding shares with unfavorable views
Shares of adults in each country with favorable views of the United States minus the corresponding shares with unfavorable views
U.S. PRIORITIES FOR TRANS-ATLANTIC COOPERATION
U.S. adults were asked to select their top seven priorities from a list of key policy areas
Respondents were asked to select their top seven priorities from a list of U.S.-E.U. areas of cooperation
ISSUE SPOTLIGHT: SANCTIONS, TRANS-ATLANTIC TRADE, INVESTMENT AND SUPPLY CHAINS
Shares who say “My government should impose sanctions on exports of Russian oil and natural gas even if it causes the price of goods to rise in my country”
Shares who say “My government should impose sanctions on exports of Russian oil and natural gas” in the following circumstances:
Share of U.S. adults reporting how much they would support or oppose each of the following measures to help secure critical technologies:
Shares of U.S. adults who say they would be willing to pay more for either friend-shored or reshored goods
U.S. adults reporting how much of a premium they would pay for each category of goods, among those who said they were willing to pay more
The Trans-Atlantic Ties Tracker relies on data collected through Morning Consult’s proprietary survey research capabilities. Interviews are conducted online.
All U.S. data aside from the country favorability series derives from recurring monthly surveys conducted among representative samples of roughly 2,200 U.S. adults or 2,000 registered voters each, with unweighted margins of error of +/-2 percentage points. Data are weighted to approximate representative samples of U.S. voters or adults. U.S. country favorability data comes from Morning Consult Political Intelligence. Country favorability data is based on pooled seven-day moving averages of U.S. adults and has an unweighted margin of error of +/-2 percentage points. Morning Consult last updated its weights for U.S. adults on April 1, 2022.
All European data aside from the country favorability series derives from surveys conducted among representative samples of roughly 1,000 adults per country, with unweighted margins of error of +/-3 percentage points each. Data are weighted to approximate representative samples of adults in each country. European country favorability data comes from Morning Consult Political Intelligence. Daily reports are based on pooled seven-day moving averages of adults in France, Germany, Italy, Spain and the United Kingdom, each with an unweighted margin of error of less than +/-1 percentage point. The favorability map for Europe reports eight-month aggregates with sample sizes ranging from roughly 8,700 to 96,000 adults per country, with unweighted margins of error of less than +/-1 percentage point each.
Dates indicated in all line charts correspond to the last day of survey fielding for each wave
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About the author
Sonnet Frisbie is managing director for Europe, the Middle East and Africa (EMEA) on Morning Consult’s Geopolitical Risk Analysis team. Sonnet leverages the company’s high-frequency survey data to advise clients on how best to integrate geopolitical risk into their decision-making.
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