European Public Opinion Three Decades After the Fall of Communism

James Bell is Vice President of Global Strategy at Pew Research Center. He answers our questions after the seminar "A United Europe ? Social Change and Democracy after 1989" organised by IRIS in partnership with the Pew Research Center:

- Three polls were conducted over thirthy years. What are the main events that led to important shifts in European public opinion ?
- What are the key findings of this survey ? What finding was the most surprising to the research team ?
- There is a constant split regarding social matters between Western Europe and countries from the former USSR. Are there historical and geographical fractures in Europe regarding political issues ?