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Craig Kafura

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.
NATO
Public Opinion

Americans Sense China Eclipsing US Economically, Poll Finds

In the News
Washington Post
Coauthors

As competition between the United States and China intensifies, more Americans now say the Asian country is more powerful economically, a reversal from two years ago when a plurality said the United States had an economic advantage, according to a survey released Thursday by the Chicago Council on Global Affairs.

President Biden stands in front of a bulldozer and American flag.
Reuters
Public Opinion

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
Reuters
Public Opinion

What Do Russians Think about the Relationship with China?

In the News
The Diplomat
Craig Kafura

Craig Kafura explains in the Diplomat how Sino-Russian ties are bolstered by deepening support from the Russian public according to the latest Chicago Council data.

Xi Jinping and Putin walking near stairs.
Reuters
Public Opinion

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

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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.
Reuters
Public Opinion

Support for Taiwan Among US Public Increases: Poll

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Taiwan Plus
Craig Kafura

New polls find that 52 percent of Americans now favor sending US troops to defend Taiwan if China invades. Craig Kafura talks to Taiwan Plus about what this means.

Screenshot of Craig Kafura speaking with Yin Khvat on Taiwan Plus.
Taiwan Plus
Public Opinion

Republicans and Democrats Support Evacuating, Relocating Afghans to the United States

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New Chicago Council-Ipsos polling finds large, bipartisan majorities in support of evacuating and relocating to the United States their Afghan allies and others in danger from the Taliban.

Evacuees from Afghanistan Arrive at Naval Station Rota
Nathan Carpenter
Public Opinion

How Do Foreign Policy Experts Think About Allies?

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A new experiment by researchers from the University of Illinois at Springfield, the University of Chicago, and the Chicago Council on Global Affairs finds that policy experts care about formal alliances. But even alliance relationships have limits.

Anthony Blinken Speaking
Ron Przysucha
Public Opinion

International Relations Scholars and the Public on US-China Policy

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Running Numbers by Craig Kafura

A comparison of two recent polls finds some similarities—and some significant differences—in how international relations scholars and the American public want to approach China.

Secretary of State Antony J. Blinken and National Security Advisor Jake Sullivan meet with CCP Director of the Office of the Central Commission for Foreign Affairs Yang Jiechi and State Councilor Wang Yi, in Anchorage, Alaska, on March 18, 2021
Ron Przysucha
Public Opinion

Publics React to Mandatory Vaccination, the Olympics, and Governments' COVID Management

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Populations around the world remain divided over how comfortable they are returning to normal life as the Delta variant spreads.

Olympic flag in Tokyo
REUTERS
COVID-19