December 30, 2013 | By Dina Smeltz

Good Copy

My favorite part of writing blog posts is finalizing the title.  Sometimes it takes just as long - or longer - to come up with a good title as it does to write the content.  I guess that's a good thing, since according to David Ogilvy, one of the original Ad Men, “On the average, five times as many people read the headline as read the body copy. When you have written your headline, you have spent eighty cents out of your dollar.”

So as the year comes to a close, I wanted to highlight a sampling of 2013 blog posts with particularly fetching titles that we covered here on RunningNumbers.  Thanks to my colleagues at The Chicago Council who have helped with the headlines.  Which one is your favorite?

December 19, 2013   Split Personality:  Ukrainians on the EU versus Russia

December 6, 2013    Hot Zone: China, the US and the ADIZ

November 7, 2013   Africa May Be Rising, but Not Lifting All Equally

November 1, 2013   Prime Minister Maliki Goes to Washington

October 24, 2013   Money Talks:  Midwest Businesses Support Immigration Reform

August 23, 2013   Oilè! Mexican Public Opposed to Pemex Privatization

August 13, 2013   A Hot Mess: Relative Rankings of Climate Change as a Major Threat

June 7, 2013    Sweet and Sour:  American Opinion on China

May 23, 2013   Game of Drones (American views on US drone use)

May 3, 2013   Ay Chihuahua! US Views of Mexico At Lowest Point Since 1994

April 12, 2013   [subtitle] The Cakewalk that Wasn't (Iraq war, ten years on)

March 20, 2013  What the Frack? Americans Don’t Seem To Know Much about Hydraulic Fracturing

March 14, 2013   It's Not Easy Being Green

February 21, 2013   Best Picture (of all time)

February 13, 2013   Like Father, Like Son (North Korea)

January 15, 2013   Home Deport

 

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| By Jack Benjamin

6 Ways in Which Liberal and Moderate Democrats Diverge on Key Issues

Democratic primary season is well under way, highlighted by recent debates and battleground fundraising by the large field of presidential hopefuls. As candidates deliver their pitch to voters, party supporters are not in lockstep on every issue.


| By Ruby Scanlon

The Generational Divide Over Climate Change

America’s young and old are split on what to do about climate change, presenting a major hurdle for the country’s youth to attain serious and immediate action.









| By Bettina Hammer

Americans Aren't Fans of Arms Sales

The United States has long been the tops arms supplier in the world. Yet public opinion data shows that Americans aren’t fans of U.S. arms sales.


| By Bettina Hammer

Little Admiration for the United States among MENA Publics

Most Americans believe that respect and admiration for the United States are instrumental in achieving US foreign policy goals. But a new poll finds publics in the Middle East and North Africa continue to view the United States unfavorably. 


| By Bettina Hammer

Peace to Prosperity Misses the Mark with Palestinians

At the June 25-26 Bahrain Peace to Prosperity Workshop, Jared Kushner presented the first component of a U.S. peace plan for the Middle East. But how does this plan sit with the Palestinian public?



| By Dina Smeltz, Brendan Helm

Scholars vs the Public: Collapse of the INF Treaty

In early February 2019, the United States withdrew from the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces (INF) Treaty following President Trump’s October 2018 (and the Obama administration’s July 2014) accusations that Russia was failing to comply with the treaty. Russia withdrew from the treaty the next day.

Findings from a February 2019 Chicago Council on Global Affairs general public survey and a December 2018 Teaching, Research, and International Policy (TRIP) survey of International Relations (IR) scholars around the world illustrate how these different populations perceive the collapse of the INF Treaty.