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Public Opinion, US Foreign Policy

Americans Remain Committed to South Korea, View North Korea as an Adversary

RESEARCH
Public Opinion Survey by Karl Friedhoff

2021 Chicago Council Survey data show that a majority of Americans hold favorable views of South Korea and would support defending the country from a North Korean attack.

North Korean missile test from September 2021.
Reuters
Public Opinion

2021 Chicago Council Survey

RESEARCH
Public Opinion Survey by Coauthors

While the Biden administration seems to understand where Americans stand on China and domestic renewal to support global competitiveness, the data disproves their assumptions that Americans are skeptical about trade and weary of US global engagement and leadership.

Middle Class Homes
iStock
Public Opinion

Chicago and the World: 100 Years of the Chicago Council on Global Affairs

RESEARCH
Book by Richard C. Longworth

A dual history, of a century of the Chicago Council on Global Affairs and of the foreign policy battles and debates as they paraded across the Council's stage.

Hardcover book of Chicago and the World
US Foreign Policy

For First Time, Half of Americans Favor Defending Taiwan If China Invades

RESEARCH
Public Opinion Survey by Coauthors

2021 Chicago Council Survey data show a majority of Americans support a range of US policies towards Taiwan: recognition as an independent country, inclusion in international organizations, and a US-Taiwan free trade agreement.

Taiwan ship and flag
REUTERS
Public Opinion

Americans Split on Military Aid to Israel, Say Political Status Quo Unacceptable

RESEARCH
Public Opinion Survey by Coauthors

Ahead of Prime Minister Bennett's first visit to Washington, Council data show partisan divides on the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, support for a Palestinian state, and more.

Israel Prime Minister Bennett
REUTERS
Public Opinion

Americans, Japanese, and South Koreans Wary of China's Intentions

RESEARCH
Report by Coauthors

American, Japanese, and South Korean publics see China as a more of a threat than a partner. Trilateral cooperation will be key to managing China's rise.

Sung Kim, Noh Kyu-duk, and Takehiro Funakoshi standing in front of flags on flag poles
Reuters
Public Opinion

Treaty Allies Matter for US Foreign Policy Experts—but They Are Not Indispensable

RESEARCH
Public Opinion Survey by Coauthors

The Council's polling experts examine how American foreign policy experts think of the term "allies," and whether variations in thinking matter for US foreign policy decisions.

NATO Allies Brussels
REUTERS
Public Opinion

US, Japan, and South Korea Coordination Key to Competing in Southeast Asia

RESEARCH
Report by Coauthors

In picking fronts that offer the paths of least resistance, trilateral cooperation will maximize the presence of all three countries in ASEAN, maintaining balance in the region and making collective progress toward economic and development goals.

Ships from the United States and Jpa
US Navy
Defense and Security

Cooperating, Competing, Confronting: US-Japan-South Korea Trilateral Cooperation as China Rises

RESEARCH
Report by Coauthors

A report from the Task Force on Trilateral Cooperation Amid China’s Rise recommends a new policy mix that leverages each country’s individual strengths and advantages.

ships in the south china sea
REUTERS
US Foreign Policy

2020 Public Attitudes on US Intelligence

RESEARCH
Public Opinion Survey by Coauthors

A final Trump-Era survey confirms broad popular support for the intelligence community and reveals opportunities for greater transparency.

President Biden leaves helicopter
REUTERS
Public Opinion