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Karl Friedhoff

Americans Sense China Eclipsing US Economically, Poll Finds

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Washington Post
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As competition between the United States and China intensifies, more Americans now say the Asian country is more powerful economically, a reversal from two years ago when a plurality said the United States had an economic advantage, according to a survey released Thursday by the Chicago Council on Global Affairs.

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Reuters
Public Opinion

Americans Say North Korea Is an Adversary, Still Prefer Diplomacy

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Running Numbers by Karl Friedhoff

Over the weekend, North Korea launched a new cruise missile. It's unlikely to shift American public opinion.

REUTERS
US Foreign Policy

Publics React to Mandatory Vaccination, the Olympics, and Governments' COVID Management

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Populations around the world remain divided over how comfortable they are returning to normal life as the Delta variant spreads.

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REUTERS
COVID-19

Countries Have Varied Responses to Delta Variant Spread

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With the global infection rate increasing for the first time since April, some countries are pumping the brakes on ambitious recovery plans.

REUTERS
Public Opinion

Vaccinations Bring Hope; Brazil Death Toll Mounts; One Month to Tokyo

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In some countries the year of the pandemic is coming to a close, with successful vaccination campaigns providing an exit from pandemic restrictions. But that’s not the case everywhere.

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REUTERS
COVID-19

With Normalcy Returning in Some Places, Global Public Opinion Shows a Degree of Anxiety

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While coronavirus restrictions are being incrementally removed in certain countries, some people are feeling concern at returning to the activities that had characterized their pre-pandemic lives.

COVID-19

As Virus Rages Unevenly, Global Public Opinion Shows Divergent Attitudes

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Although cases have declined significantly in Europe, the United States, and much of East Asia, the pandemic remains a major threat in South America, India, and several other nations around the world.

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John Cameron
COVID-19

South Korea Is Staying Out of the US-China Rivalry

In the News
World Politics Review
Karl Friedhoff

Karl Friedhoff examines South Korea's careful negotiation of its security alliance with the United States, along with its economic dependence on China.

South Korean President Moon
REUTERS
Public Opinion

Amid Surges and Vaccine Issues, Global Public Opinion Shows Crisis is not Over

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Following high profile pauses to the AstraZeneca and Johnson & Johnson vaccines, as well as surging cases in different parts of the world, it is clear that the gains in some countries do not signal an end to the pandemic.

Abdul Goni
Public Opinion

As Rollouts Vary and Issues Arise, Global Public Opinion Shows Vaccine Anxiety

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With high-profile suspensions of the AstraZeneca and Johnson and Johnson vaccine, fear of potential side effects and uneven efficacy of vaccine rollouts are causing concern for some.

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Joshua Hoehne
Public Opinion