American Support for the US-ROK Alliance: Steady As She Goes

Analysis of 2012 Chicago Council Survey on American Public Opinion and US Foreign Policy

By Scott Snyder
Senior Fellow for Korea Studies and
Director, Program on US-Korea Policy
Council on Foreign Relations

The 2012 Chicago Council Survey provides an opportunity to understand the American public’s views on America’s role in the world as well as American responses both to developments in the US-South Korea relationship and to South Korean efforts to enhance its own standing in the international community. The survey results provide a snapshot of the state of the relationship. When paired with data from previous years regarding Korea-related issues, the survey also provides a measure of the direction and value that Americans place on the relationship with South Korea as American recognition of the importance of Asia to US interests grows.

This essay is based on a series of survey questions on Korea that is part of a larger Chicago Council Survey on American public opinion and US foreign policy. The essay is the author’s own interpretation of the Council’s survey results. 

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