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Public Opinion, US Foreign Policy

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

RESEARCH
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

RESEARCH
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
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Public Opinion

Majority of Non-Trump Republicans Support Continued Aid to Ukraine

RESEARCH
Public Opinion Survey by Dina Smeltz

Republicans with a somewhat favorable or unfavorable view of the former president are more likely to say US assistance to Kyiv has been worth the cost.

Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell speaks to reporters at the Capitol in Washington
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US Foreign Policy

How Trump and Non-Trump Republicans Differ on Immigration

RESEARCH
Public Opinion Survey by Coauthors

Republicans with very favorable views of Trump are more likely than other GOP backers to support deportations for undocumented immigrants.

People hold signs that say finish the wall as Donald Trump speaks at a rally
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US Foreign Policy

Half of Americans Say Diversity Benefits the United States

RESEARCH
Public Opinion Survey by Coauthors

But Republicans and Democrats are sharply divided when it comes to immigration levels.

Officers stand outside the Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) office
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Public Opinion

American Views of Japanese Influence on the Rise

RESEARCH
Public Opinion Survey by Craig Kafura

The US public views the Japan alliance as a significant national security benefit as concerns about China grow.

Biden walks by a Japanese flag
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Public Opinion

Republicans and Democrats Continue to Clash over Climate Change

RESEARCH
Public Opinion Survey by Lama El Baz

But a majority of Americans support efforts to mitigate its effects.

A climate activist continues to chant while under arrest
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Public Opinion

Two-Thirds of Americans Think US-Taiwan Relations Bolster US Security

RESEARCH
Public Opinion Survey by Craig Kafura

But a majority oppose sending US troops if China were to invade the island.

A Taiwan national flag flutters near the Taipei 101 building
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Public Opinion

Americans Say US Has Not Gone Far Enough on China Trade Issues

RESEARCH
Public Opinion Survey by Craig Kafura

The public generally does not see current US trade policies toward China as benefiting Americans.

a jockey truck passes a stack of 40-foot China Shipping containers at the Port of Savannah
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US Foreign Policy

Americans Feel More Threat from China Now Than in past Three Decades

RESEARCH
Public Opinion Survey by Craig Kafura

A plurality of Americans—and a majority of Republicans—also say that US leaders are not paying enough attention to US-China competition.

A vendor sets up foods and beverages at a booth displaying planets shaped of China and American flags
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US Foreign Policy