On Monday, June 13, 2016, Dr. Richard Wike joined the Atlantic Council’s Future Europe Initiative for a private briefing on Pew Research Center’s “Europe’s Place in the World” survey. Building on research addressing the themes of isolationism and protectionism among European and US publics, the survey assessed Europeans’ international threat perception. It tested Europeans’ commitment to multilateralism, willingness to use military force, and readiness to support developing countries, along with the importance of their relationship with Asia versus the United States. The survey also asked Europeans to judge their country’s role on the world stage, how it compares to the past, and what role they want the European Union to play in the future.

Wike is director of global attitudes research at Pew Research Center. He conducts research and writes about international public opinion on a variety of topics, including America’s global image, the rise of China, and views in predominantly Muslim nations. He was previously a senior associate for international and corporate clients at Greenberg Quinlan Rosner Research. He is also an author of numerous Pew Research Center releases, including studies on public opinion in China, Pakistan, and Egypt; social networking around the world; the Arab Spring; and international views of the United States.