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Public Opinion, US Foreign Policy

Growing US Divide on How Long to Support Ukraine

RESEARCH
Public Opinion Survey by Coauthors

Nearly half of Americans (47%) now say Washington should urge Kyiv to settle for peace as soon as possible.

A woman holds US and Ukrainian flags
Reuters
Public Opinion

Americans Favor 'Friendshoring' Approach for Supply Chains

RESEARCH
Public Opinion Survey by Craig Kafura

Americans across party lines say the United States should prioritize friendly-nation supply chains, despite potentially higher costs.

a cargo ship stacked with shipping containers Public Opinion

American Views of Immigration and Diversity

RESEARCH
Public Opinion Survey by Coauthors

While half of Americans and a majority of Democrats say diversity makes the United States a better place to live, Republicans aren’t so sure.

A man writes on a large U.S. flag as part of a protest called 'United States of Immigrants'
Reuters
Immigration and Migration

Americans Focused Elsewhere as Tensions Rise on the Korean Peninsula

RESEARCH
Public Opinion Survey by Karl Friedhoff

With all eyes on Ukraine, it is unclear if a seventh North Korean nuclear test will really register with the American public.

North Korea's leader Kim Jong Un oversees a missile launch at an undisclosed location in North Korea, in this undated photo released on October 10, 2022 by North Korea's Korean Central News Agency (KCNA).
Reuters
Public Opinion

Foreign Policy Polarization among the US Public

RESEARCH
Report by Dina Smeltz

Dina Smeltz unpacks recent survey data on American views toward foreign policy in International Politics.

signs reading Democrat and Republican point in opposite directions
Canva
Public Opinion

US Arms Sales Reveal Discord in Taiwan's Defense Strategy

RESEARCH
Report by Ethan Kessler

Washington has started selling arms that serve a "porcupine" defense strategy to Taiwan. Whether Taipei fully embraces this new approach remains to be seen.

a ship in the waters near Taiwan
Wang Yu Ching
US Foreign Policy

2022 Survey of Public Opinion on US Foreign Policy

RESEARCH
Public Opinion Survey by Coauthors

On some of the most significant issues of the day, including how the United States should respond to Russia's invasion of Ukraine, Americans across party lines are in agreement, albeit often for different reasons.

American and Ukrainian flags fly side by side
Reuters
Public Opinion

Most Americans Willing to Work with Autocrats to Protect the US

RESEARCH
Public Opinion Survey by Coauthors

The public is more concerned about national security than promoting human rights and democracy abroad, Council polling shows.

Participants arrive at the Future Investment Initiative (FII) conference in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
Reuters
Public Opinion

American Views of China Remain at Record Lows

RESEARCH
Public Opinion Survey by Craig Kafura

With Xi Jinping poised to receive a third term at the 20th Party Congress, American opinion of China has never been worse.

Visitors walk past an image of Chinese President Xi Jinping holding a ballot, at an exhibition titled "Forging Ahead in the New Era" during an organised media tour ahead of the 20th National Congress of the Communist Party of China
Reuters
Public Opinion

Americans Split on Increasing Defense Spending

RESEARCH
Public Opinion Survey by Karl Friedhoff

But large majorities support sending additional arms and military supplies to Ukraine, and if needed, Taiwan, Council polling shows.

US Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin speaks at the Pentagon
US Department of Defense
Public Opinion