“The State of Trust in the US-German Partnership: A Transatlantic Survey” (dummy) was released today in advance of the 2022 German-American Conference hosted by Atlantik-Brücke and the American Council on Germany to be held June 13-14 at the Allianz Forum in Berlin.
The study surveyed a total of 4,000 Americans and Germans – nationally representative of their respective general populations – to understand their confidence in the stability of the US-German partnership, their attitudes towards the role of government and business to restore trust in democracies, and their views on global challenges facing both countries.
The survey was jointly commissioned by the American Council on Germany and Atlantik-Brücke, both in their 70th anniversary year. It was conducted by the opinion research institute Edelman Data & Intelligence (DxI) and underwritten by Allianz SE.
Key findings include:
- Trust in the transatlantic partnership is high in both nations. However, American participants have greater trust in the Federal Republic of Germany and its institutions than vice versa. (Business: USA 58% / GER 51%, Government: USA 55% / GER 54%, NGO's: USA 55% / GER 51%, Media: USA 53% / GER 44%).
- The vast majority in both countries believe that the partnership is needed today more than ever (USA 70%, GER 75%) and plays a crucial role for stability in the world (USA 73%, GER 71%).
- While American participants are more optimistic on the partnership and believe its best days are ahead (USA 55% vs. GER 46%), positive scores in each country are mostly driven by younger generations, particularly Millennials in the US and Gen Z in Germany.