Transatlantic Majorities Oppose Domestic Surveillance
by Constanze Stelzenmüller and Josh Raisher
While the NSA surveillance scandal made headlines in Europe and the United States, its effect on the transatlantic relationship remains ambiguous. Respondents opposed surveillance carried out by any government, including their own. Opposition was generally very high: there was not a majority in any country that approved of government surveillance, and pluralities or majorities said it was not justified in every country polled.
About the Authors
Dr. Constanze Stelzenmüller has been a Senior Transatlantic Fellow with the German Marshall Fund of the United States in Berlin since 2009, and has directed the Transatlantic Trends program since 2012. She served as the director of the Berlin office from 2005 to 2009. Josh Raisher is a Program Coordinator with the Transatlantic Trends program.