2020 Opinion Leaders Survey
We look at where foreign policy professionals and the American public align—and diverge—as Joe Biden takes office.
To investigate how public and opinion-leader views have changed during the Trump administration, the Texas National Security Network and the Chicago Council on Global Affairs conducted our fourth joint opinion leaders survey from August 3 to September 7, 2020. The survey included 781 foreign policy opinion leaders from different professional groups, including executive branch agencies, Congress, academia, think tanks, the media, interest groups and nongovernmental organizations (NGOs), religious institutions, labor unions, and business. In the related briefs, we compare these findings among opinion leaders to findings among the public using the 2020 Chicago Council Survey.