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Transatlantic Trends: Leaders is a companion survey to the Transatlantic Trends survey (released September 2010) of the general public in Europe and the United States, and to the European Elite Survey of Members of the European Parliament and top-level officials of the Commission and the Council. This year, for the first time, American leaders were included in order to offer a comparative analysis of the views of European and American leaders and their publics.

The survey addresses the state, nature, and challenges of the transatlantic relationship, including an assessment of U.S. President Barack Obama’s policies, views on the desirability of EU and U.S. leadership, and levels of optimism for the stabilization of Afghanistan and Iraq. Transatlantic Trends: Leaders is a project of the German Marshall Fund of the United States (GMF) and the Compagnia di San Paolo.