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Measuring the Pulse: German-American Relations on the Mend?

In late November, a new survey on the German-American relationship conducted by the Pew Research Center and the Körber Stiftung was released. After elections in both countries and a transfer of power in the U.S. earlier this year, the bilateral relationship appears to be on the mend. Large majorities in the U.S. and Germany believe that the relationship between their two countries is good. In a marked change from 2020, Germans are now much more likely to name the U.S. as an important partner on a number of key issues – including the environment and trade. However, despite an improvement in opinions about the relationship, few Americans name Germany as their most important foreign policy partner.

On December 9, the ACG hosted a discussion of the survey results with Julia Ganter, the Editor of the Körber-Stiftung’s The Berlin Pulse, and the Associate Director of Global Attitudes Research at the Pew Research Center Jacob Poushter; and moderated by ACG Board member Dr. Charles Kupchan, Senior Fellow at the Council on Foreign Relations (CFR) and Professor of International Affairs at Georgetown University.