A blog on public opinion, probabilities, and all things data from the Lester Crown Center on US Foreign Policy.
Over the past 12 months, our pollsters tracked public attitudes on everything from the war in Ukraine to conflict in the Middle East.
As the humanitarian toll in Gaza continues to climb and fears of a wider war grow, Americans are wary of direct military involvement in the conflict.
The public supports US participation in the Paris climate agreement, the Iran nuclear deal, and more.
The US public supports meeting with the leaders of Russia, China, North Korea, Cuba, and more.
But public opinion has likely shifted following Hamas' attacks on Israel.
Overall, Americans say the status quo between Israelis and Palestinians is unacceptable.
Both foreign policy leaders and the American public back “friendshoring."
The anniversary of the Taliban's return to power has reignited a debate about how best to support the Afghan people.
Millennials and Gen Z are less confident in the effectiveness and utility of nuclear weapons than Boomers and Gen X.
While the public believes nuclear weapons are an effective tool in deterring aggression, less than half say they make the country more secure.