A public opinion, probabilities, and all things data-related blog from the Lester Crown Center on US Foreign Policy.
Election 2020 Round-up: Democrat and Republican Opinions on Key Policy Questions Facing the United States
What do Republicans and Democrats think about the important domestic and foreign policy topics being debated between presidential candidates Donald Trump and Joe Biden?
Republicans and Democrats Divide on Key Debate Issues: COVID-19, Race, Climate Change, and National Security
The final presidential debate is set for Thursday, October 22 and will focus on the COVID-19 pandemic, race in America, climate change, national security, and US leadership. How do Democrats and Republicans feel about these issues?
While gaps among Republicans and Democrats have lessened regarding climate change, divisions remain.
This week's global public opinion update on the COVID-19 pandemic covers the United States, France, the UK, Italy, and Canada.
They maynot get a vote, but the South Korean public has a strong preference to see a change of administration in the United States.
This week's global public opinion update on the COVID-19 pandemic covers the United States, Japan, France, the UK, Italy, Canada, and Israel.
Israelis and Palestinians sharply disagree over the benefits of Israel's agreement with the United Arab Emirates and Bahrain.
Excerpts from the 2020 Chicago Council survey to highlight topics that will be addressed in September 29 debate
This week's global public opinion update on the COVID-19 pandemic covers the United States, Japan, France, the UK, Canada, and Israel.
Public Attitudes on US Intelligence: 2019 Survey Confirms Broad Support Despite Limited Transparency and Persistent Presidential Antagonism
How do Americans think about their intelligence agencies? The latest UT-Austin survey has the data.
The Chicago Council on Global Affairs highlights critical shifts in American public thinking on US foreign policy through public opinion surveys and research conducted under the Lester Crown Center on US Foreign Policy.
The annual Chicago Council Survey, first conducted in 1974, is a valuable resource for policymakers, academics, media, and the general public. The Council also surveys American leaders in government, business, academia, think tanks, and religious organizations biennially to compare trends in their thinking with overall trends. And collaborating with partner organizations, the survey team periodically conducts parallel surveys of public opinion in other regions of the world to compare with US public opinion.
The Running Numbers blog features regular commentary and analysis from the Council’s public opinion and US foreign policy research team, including a series of flash polls of a select group of foreign policy experts to assess their opinions on critical foreign policy topics driving the news.
Relations between Japan and South Korea are in freefall, with the two key US allies in Asia engaged in a steadily escalating economic conflict.
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.
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.
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?
Approval rates for Moon Jae-in are sliding, but his North Korea policy is not one of primary drivers.
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.
The foreign policy elite and the general public have long viewed the potential threat of China very differently. That gap may may now be in decline.
Despite expectations for the meeting between Donald Trump and Kim Jong Un, their recent summit in Hanoi ended with no agreement toward denuclearization. With that in mind, we asked our panel of foreign policy experts whether the United States should continue to focus primarily on denuclearization, or shift to arms control and non-proliferation.
The Council’s Lester Crown Center on US Foreign Policy is launching a series of flash polls to share expert insights on policy debates driving today's news.
At a Middle East conference this month in Warsaw, Jared Kushner, President Trump’s son-in-law and Mideast adviser, said that the administration will unveil its much-vaunted Middle East peace plan after the April 9 Israeli elections.
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.
Recent surveys about the political crisis in Nicaragua
President Trump's demand that South Korea dramtically increase its burden sharing is uniting South Korean across the politica and age spectrum.
Publics in South Korea and Japan agree on the problems that need to be resolved, but there's little optimism they can find solutions.
In recent years, partisanship has become a major factor in foreign policy attitudes in the Chicago Council Surveys; not so long ago opinions on foreign policy seemed immune to partisan impulses. Here are seven striking examples from the 2018 Chicago Council Survey.