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Foreign affairs Barometer

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What is the Dutch population’s view of developments abroad and in Europe? And what do Dutch people think of and expect from our foreign policy?

The public debate and policy benefit from quantitative data on this. That is why Clingendael, together with the research institute Kieskompas, developed the 'Foreign Affairs Barometer'. In this opinion research, we regularly poll as many as 23,000 Dutch citizens to find out how they view international developments and the Netherlands’ foreign policy. On this page you will find the results grouped by theme.

From September 2020 we will publish results:​​​​​​​

Barometer calendar      

"What do you think: are the Russians coming?"


Nuclear weapons


Transatlantic ties and European security cooperation   


Interstate violence


Defence (Dutch version)

Protectionism and globalisation


Long-arm problems (Dutch version)

Netherlands-China strategy


China, Netherlands and technology


Dutch people’s policy priorities  and threat hierarchy ​​​​​​​


Migration: Fort Europe with gates? (3 alerts)


Cyberspace and hybrid warfare     


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