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US Concern about COVID-19 Decreasing, but Partisan Divides Persist

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Running Numbers by Emily Sullivan

Americans are less worried about COVID-19 than they have been at any point since the initial shutdown in early 2020, Council polling finds.

a person wears a mask on their wrist
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Public Opinion

Can the Monarchy Keep Calm and Carry On?

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Running Numbers by Emma Sanderson

The Queen maintained public approval during her reign, but support for the monarchy is on the decline, posing significant challenges for the new King.

A man wearing a protective face mask walks past a window display ahead of the Platinum Jubilee celebrations for Britain's Queen Elizabeth
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Culture

Ukrainian Refugees—the Rule or the Exception?

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Running Numbers by Isabelle Grassel

Why are Ukrainians receiving a warmer welcome from the American public than past refugee groups?

Julija, 10, fleeing from Kyiv wears a hair bow in the colours of the Ukrainian national flag as she waits with her relatives on a platform for a train
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Public Opinion

Biden, Israelis, and Palestinians: "The Ground is Not Ripe"

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Running Numbers by Benjamin Tomas Morgan

As attention returns to Gaza, majorities view a breakthrough in negotiations as unlikely in the foreseeable future.

President Joe Biden speaks at a podium while visiting Jerusalem
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Takeaways from Pelosi's Trip to Taiwan

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Running Numbers by Craig Kafura

US House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s visit aroused Beijing’s ire—but more important may be the long-term trends in Taiwanese attitudes. 

Nancy Pelosi prepares to board her plane before leaving Taiwan on August 3, 2022.
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US Foreign Policy

Are Americans Willing to Accept Political Violence?

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Running Numbers by Dina Smeltz

In the aftermath of Jan. 6, some polls show a significant minority support using force to achieve political aims in some circumstances.

protesters gather around the US Capitol
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Public Opinion

The US-China Competition for Global Opinion

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Running Numbers by Craig Kafura

If the United States and China are competing over global public opinion, who’s winning, and where?

world leaders appear on screen at the Forum on China-Africa Cooperation
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Public Opinion

Is Turkey Coming to a Crossroads?

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Running Numbers by Benjamin Tomas Morgan

Turks may be considering realigning eastward amid negative views on Western alliances.

Turkish flag flies in Istanbul
Meg Jerrard
Public Opinion

The Impact of US Economic Woes on Support for Ukraine

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Running Numbers by Isabelle Grassel

Is the looming economic crisis influencing the public’s preferred response to the war in Ukraine? Recent polling suggests it's possible.

a gas station sign shows high prices
Yassine Khalfalli
Public Opinion

Japan Prepares for Its First Post-Abe Election

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Running Numbers by Craig Kafura

Abe Shinzo’s assassination shocked the nation. Will constitutional revision be on the post-election agenda?

Former Japanese Prime Minister Abe Shinzo campaigning
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Global Politics