DC Release: Public Opinion on "America First"

Ivo H. Daalder, President, Chicago Council on Global Affairs; Mike Gallagher , Member, US House of Representatives (R-WI); Jane Harman, Director, President, and CEO, Wilson Center; Dina Smeltz, Senior Fellow, Public Opinion and Foreign Policy. Moderated by Karen DeYoung.

Public Opinion on "America First"

Donald Trump won the White House following a campaign promising to put America First in its international affairs. The policy represents a major departure from the last seven decades of US foreign policy and stands to reshape America’s global role at a time of growing geopolitical instability. The 2017 Chicago Council Survey, conducted six months into the Trump administration, will reveal the appeal of these ideas among the American public. The Council on Global Affairs, in partnership with the Wilson Center, will convene a bipartisan panel of experts to examine what the survey findings say about public attitudes toward key foreign policy questions in the Trump era.

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