Released: November 17, 2011
American Exceptionalism Subsides
The American-Western European Values Gap
UPDATED FEBRUARY 29, 2012
As has long been the case, American values differ from those of Western Europeans in many important ways. Most notably, Americans are more individualistic and are less supportive of a strong safety net than are the publics of Britain, France, Germany and Spain. Americans are also considerably more religious than Western Europeans, and are more socially conservative with respect to homosexuality.