World Public Opinion
"Nine-Country Poll Finds Europeans and Americans Desire Closer Relations
March 18, 2008
Transatlantic Cooperation Seen as Inadequate on Issues from Poverty to Climate Change to Immigration
British Council-Sponsored Research Finds Widespread Agreement on Priorities for Cooperation
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The poll of seven European countries, Canada, and the United States finds widespread support for closer relations between Europe and the United States. However, currently, cooperation between Europe and North America is seen as largely ineffective and overall transatlantic feelings are fairly cool, especially on the side of the Europeans. Yet Americans, Canadians and Europeans hold surprising consensus on the issues of greatest importance for their countries to address together."