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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

Eurasia's Freight Infrastructure vs. Russia's War in Ukraine

RESEARCH
Report by Xiangming Chen

Even as the war in Ukraine creates risks, the extensive city-based CEFT network remains resilient from its continued expansion, improved infrastructure, and operational adaptability.

CEFT in Chongqing
Reuters
Global Cities

Informing the White House Conference on Hunger, Nutrition, and Health

RESEARCH
Report

The Council convened a task force to provide recommendations to advance the goals of the 2022 White House Conference on Hunger, Nutrition, and Health.

Four speakers and a moderator discuss food insecurity on stage at the 2022 White House Conference on Hunger, Nutrition, and Health.
USDA
Food and Agriculture

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

Americans See Energy Supply Disruption as Biggest Threat to US Security

RESEARCH
Public Opinion Survey by Coauthors

The public also remains concerned about the potential for a global economic downtown, Council polling shows.

Pipes at the landfall facilities of the Nord Stream 1 gas pipeline
Reuters
Energy

Most Americans No Longer View COVID-19 as a Critical Threat

RESEARCH
Public Opinion Survey by Phillip Meng

President Biden declared that "the pandemic is over." Council polling shows that when it comes to security and foreign policy, most Americans agree.

a blue face mask left on the ground
Reuters
Public Opinion

Democrats and Republicans Split over Immigration Levels

RESEARCH
Public Opinion Survey by Craig Kafura

But American concern about large numbers of immigrants and refugees coming into the country has steadily decreased over the past decades.

Citizenship candidates stand for a naturalization ceremony in New York City
Reuters
Immigration and Migration

Americans See Europe as Most Critical Region for US Security

RESEARCH
Public Opinion Survey by Dina Smeltz

Public support for US military bases on the continent is also on the rise, Council polling reveals.

President Joe Biden participates in a secure video call with European leaders, Monday, January 24, 2022, in the White House Situation Room. Public Opinion

Ending Hunger and Advancing Nutrition: Lived Experience Perspectives

RESEARCH
Policy Brief by Coauthors

Accessing and affording healthy food is a challenge for many Americans. In collaboration with World Central Kitchen, the Council provides domestic policy recommendations.

A variety of vegetables are pictured at a grocery store. Food and Agriculture