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Generational Differences on US-China Relations

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Running Numbers by Craig Kafura

Younger Americans are more confident in US power vis-a-vis China and are more likely to oppose restrictions on scientific and educational exchanges between the two.

Children playing with flags in Tiananmen Square in Beijing, China
Craig Kafura
Public Opinion

US Public Support for Defending Ukraine May Not Be Solid

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Running Numbers by Dina Smeltz

Recent data shows Americans prefer diplomatic options first, but there is also record support for defending Ukraine. 

NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg meets with Olga Stefanishyna, Deputy Prime Minister for European and Euro-Atlantic Integration of Ukraine ahead of the meeting of the NATO-Ukraine Commission
NATO
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Americans and Political Violence, One Year After January 6

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Running Numbers by Craig Kafura

One year later, Americans remain divided over what happened on January 6, 2021. But they're united in concerns about future political violence.

US Capitol attack
REUTERS
Public Opinion

Year in Review: 2021 in Public Opinion

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Running Numbers by Coauthors

It's been a busy 2021. Recap the year with the survey team's analyses of public opinion on the most critical issues at home and around the world.

Fireworks over the white house on inauguration 2021.
Chuck Kennedy
Public Opinion

US Public Grows Increasingly Divided on Immigration

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Running Numbers by Coauthors

Despite majority approval among Democratic public, congressional Democrats struggle to pass immigration reform.

U.S. Border Patrol Agents at Border Field State Park in San Diego watch over personnel reinforcing the border fence with concertina wire
Mani Albrecht
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China Dismisses Olympic Boycott as "Farce"

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WTTW Chicago Tonight
Craig Kafura

"The 2021 Chicago Council Survey finds that a narrow majority of Americans support some sort of boycott of this year’s Beijing Olympics,” Craig Kafura tells WTTW.

Screen shot of Craig Kafura appearing with John Soares and Brent Huffman on Chicago Tonight.
Public Opinion

Conditional US Support for Humanitarian Intervention

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Running Numbers by Coauthors

Chicago Council Surveys have found that Americans are largely supportive of humanitarian intervention, but this varies in specific cases.

Ethnic Uyghur demonstrators take part in a "No Beijing 2022" protest calling for a boycott of Beijing 2022 Winter Olympic Games, in front of the Olympic House
Reuters
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Palestinian Public Divided on Statehood Preferences

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Running Numbers by Emily Sullivan

Polling finds that Palestinians in the West Bank and Gaza have different preferences regarding a solution to the conflict with Israel.

Guards stand near a large razor wire topped fence near Gaza on a cloudy day.
Reuters
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Canadians Cooler than Mexicans and Americans on USMCA

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Running Numbers by Emily Sullivan

Public opinion data show relatively warm feelings between the United States, Mexico, and Canada.

U.S. President Joe Biden, Canada's Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, and Mexico's President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador meet for the North American Leaders' Summit (NALS) at the White House in Washington, U.S. November 18, 2021.
Reuters
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Americans Support Infrastructure Investment

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Running Numbers by Dina Smeltz

Public support for the 2021 infrastructure bill breaks across party lines and may miss the connection to US competitiveness.

A crowd of White House officials surround President Joe Biden, watching as he signs the bill.
Reuters
Public Opinion