Yet, even in the most beautiful city in the world, during the most beautiful time of year, romance does not always come easily. And why in God’s name would the waiter be telling us this? We threw our gelato away, too cold to eat on this Eskimo-style date.
Checking the weather before leaving my apartment wouldn’t have been the worst idea either.
As our polling has found over the years, Americans and Europeans often have different perspectives on individualism, the role of government, free expression, religion and morality.
with the statement “Success in life is pretty much determined by forces outside our control,” a higher percentage than in any of the European nations polled.
Here is a summary of my observations on the differences between Europeans and Americans (USA).
These are of course the major trends, and exception exit everywhere.
Americans tend to prioritize individual liberty, while Europeans tend to value the role of the state to ensure no one in society is in need. Majorities in all European nations polled in 2011 said guaranteeing that nobody is in need is more important. Similarly, Americans are more likely to say offensive statements about minority groups should be permitted. (53%) say religion is very important in their life, nearly double the share who hold this view in Poland, which registered the highest percentage among EU nations polled in 2015.
For example, on this question, the United Kingdom looks a lot like the United States.) Americans are also especially likely to believe that an individual who works hard can find success: 73% said hard work is very important for getting ahead in life compared to a European median of 35%. (58%) believe allowing everyone to pursue their life’s goals without interference from the state is more important. In Poland, Germany and Italy, fewer than half think this kind of speech should be legal.Globally, there is a strong relationship between a country’s wealth and its level of religiosity. is a clear outlier to this pattern – a wealthy nation that is also relatively religious. think sex between unmarried adults is morally unacceptable, this is nonetheless significantly higher than what our 2013 poll found in Europe.Nations with higher levels of gross domestic product per capita tend to have lower percentages saying religion is very important in their lives. Americans and Europeans don’t always agree on questions about morality, especially on issues related to sexuality. And while adultery is widely frowned upon in the EU – except, notably, in France – Americans are even more likely to say having an affair is morally unacceptable. Europe, the Americas, Australia and New Zealand) could be considered as a single "Western civilisation".'Westernness' could be defined by people who are ethnically or culturally European, in other words people of European descent or speaking a European language as their mother-tongue.Europe itself has the greatest linguistic and cultural diversity of the Western world.