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Generational Gaps Close on Sense of Threat from Climate Change

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Running Numbers by Katherine Stiplosek

Concern for the state of the planet spans generations, 2021 Chicago Council Survey data show.

Crowd kneels at a climate protest.
Reuters
Climate and the Environment

Americans on Their Allies, Partners, and Rivals

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Running Numbers by Craig Kafura

The Biden administration emphasizes strengthening ties with America's global allies and partners. Which countries do Americans as their allies—and adversaries?

Flags on a desk below a screen showing US leaders in an online defense council meeting.
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Public Opinion

Agroecology, Blue Foods, and Happier Meals

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Global Food for Thought by Julia Whiting

Check out the week's top news and research in food, agriculture, and global development!

Venezuelan fisherman clean equipment from oil spill.
REUTERS/Leonardo Fernandez Viloria
Food and Agriculture

Americans and US-China Trade Relations

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Running Numbers by Craig Kafura

The American public is increasingly skeptical of the US-China trade relationship, and narrow majorities support increased restrictions on both trade and technological exchanges.

 U.S. Trade Representative Katherine Tai testifies before the Senate Finance Committee on Capitol Hill in Washington
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Public Opinion

Agriculture Needs a New Public Digital Architecture

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Global Food for Thought by Alesha Miller

Big data can be an asset in the fight against hunger, but it needs a public digital architecture.

A farmer uses a computer on his tractor.
Reuters
Food and Agriculture

The People's Summit, Land Rights, and Taxi Gardens

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Global Food for Thought by Julia Whiting

Check out the week's top stories in food, agriculture, and global development!

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Food and Agriculture

The High Stakes of the UN Food Systems Summit

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Global Food for Thought by Roger Thurow

Childhood malnutrition can forever change the course of someone's life.

Schoolchildren in Ethiopia.
Anne Thurow
Food and Agriculture

Illinois Continues to Lead in Immigrant Inclusion Policies

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Global Insight by Rob Paral

Rob Paral discusses the state of Illinois and Greater Chicago area leading by example on immigrant inclusion and legal policies.

sign reading we offer medical exams for immigration in front of brick wall
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Immigration and Migration

Half of Americans Support Use of US Troops in Defense of Ukraine

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Running Numbers by Coauthors

On the heels of Ukrainian president Zelensky’s meeting with US President Biden, the 2021 Chicago Council Survey finds that a record 50 percent of Americans favor the use of US troops if Russia were to invade the rest of Ukraine.

President Biden and Ukraine President Volodymyr Zelensky at the White House.
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Public Opinion

Americans Say North Korea Is an Adversary, Still Prefer Diplomacy

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Running Numbers by Karl Friedhoff

Over the weekend, North Korea launched a new cruise missile. It's unlikely to shift American public opinion.

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US Foreign Policy