About This Event
Far removed from the days of Cold War “duck and cover” drills, are young Americans on the same page as their elders when it comes to nuclear weapons? To find out, the Council partnered with the Carnegie Corporation of New York to conduct a benchmark survey that gauges American awareness of nuclear issues across generational lines. Join our panel of experts on the livestream as they dig into the data and weigh in on how to better engage the broader US public on nuclear policy.
While crediting the US nuclear arsenal for its deterrent effect, Americans are less clear on its impact on the country or their personal safety.
While Americans may support a retaliatory strike if the United States is attacked, Council polls reveal they oppose using nuclear forces to defend allies.
Today, most Americans don’t want a world with nuclear weapons. According to the 2020 Chicago Council Survey two-thirds of Americans (66%) believe that no country should be allowed to have nuclear weapons.
A solid majority (69%) say that it would never be justified for Moscow to use a tactical nuclear weapon in its current military operation against Kyiv.