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What Young Americans Think about Nuclear Weapons


Experts discuss the Council’s latest polling on nuclear issues and what more can be done to engage the next generation.

a nuclear cloud

Public Opinion and Foreign Policy – Does It Matter, and If So, How?


Students within the Associated Colleges of the Midwest joined a conversation with Council experts to explore a foreign policy strategy that addresses Midwestern audiences' priorities.

Biden in front of a screen at a climate summit.
White House

Commentary & Analysis

Overseas Conflicts Are Sparking Strife in US Party Politics

In the News
Dina Smeltz

Dina Smeltz uses recent surveys to break down how the conflicts in Gaza and Ukraine have divided the parties.

Dina Smeltz talks with others via video call Public Opinion

The GOP Has Crossed an Ominous Threshold on Foreign Policy

In the News
The Atlantic

A new Council study of Republican attitudes helps explain why, Ronald Brownstein writes.

Donald Trump speaks in front of an American flag graphic
AP Photos
Public Opinion


Majority of Trump Republicans Prefer the United States Stay out of World Affairs

Public Opinion Survey by Coauthors

Republicans with a very favorable view of the former president seem to prefer a US role that is more independent and less cooperative.

Trump supporters with a sign that reads America First
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US Foreign Policy

Americans More Concerned about Threats at Home Than Abroad

Public Opinion Survey by Coauthors

More Americans consider issues like weakening democracy and political polarization to be critical threats to the United States than foreign adversaries.

a danger sign in front of the US Capitol
AP Photos
Public Opinion


Joshua Busby 

Nonresident Fellow, Public Opinion and Foreign Policy
Nonresident Fellow, Public Opinion and Foreign Policy expert Joshua Busby

Daniel W. Drezner 

Nonresident Senior Fellow, Public Opinion and Foreign Policy
Council expert Daniel W. Drezner