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 Karl Friedhoff

America the Dangerous

The Trump administration has taken a hard line on China, but has failed to convince the American public or many allies to follow suit. Instead, publics around the world now see the United States as a major threat.






| By Craig Kafura

2018: Year in Chicago Council Surveys

It's been a busy, eventful year around the world. Throughout 2018, the Council's polling team has captured public and opinion leader attitudes on some of the most pressing foreign policy issues, including US-Russia relations, American views of China, public support for internationalism and trade, and how the rising generation of Millennials think about American foreign policy.


| By Karl Friedhoff

Confidence in Congress Low

As the House becomes majority Democrat, there is low confidence among the American public for Congress--and several other institutions--to shape policies that benefit the United States.



| By Craig Kafura

Public Support for Foreign Aid Programs

Past surveys have found that Americans want to cut US spending on foreign assistance and dramatically overestimate how much the US spends on those programs. When asked to construct their own US budget in the 2018 Chicago Council Survey, Americans allocate far more than the US actually spends. 




| By James Drimalla

Bleak Outlook on US-Russia Relations

A new joint report by the Chicago Council on Global Affairs and the Levada Analytical Center finds experts have little hope for US-Russia relations in the near future.


| By James Drimalla

Millennials' Divergent Views on Global Affairs

Attitudes and beliefs frequently change from generation to generation and a new joint study from the Chicago Council on Global Affairs, CATO Institute, and Charles Koch Institute explores generational differences between the American public on foreign policy issues.



| By Karl Friedhoff

Consequences of Success on the Korean Peninsula

The April 27 inter-Korean summit was largely successful in the eyes of the South Korean public. It has created momentary trust in North Korea, and if that lasts, may lead the public to ask serious questions about the US-South Korea alliance.