Daalder, Rosner and Smeltz to Decode Public Opinion on U.S. Foreign Policy

October 2, 2014
Chicago, IL

2014 Chicago Council Survey Finds Support for “Active” Role in World Affairs

As the United States sits at the precipice of another protracted engagement in the Middle East, the 2014 Chicago Council Survey finds six in ten Americans support an active U.S. role in the world. But four in ten say the United States should stay out of world affairs—the highest proportion since the Council’s first survey in 1974. Chicago Council President Ivo Daalder, Senior Fellow Dina Smeltz and Jeremy Rosner, a leading political consultant and pollster who served as special adviser to President Clinton, will discuss findings from the 2014 Chicago Council Survey on U.S. public views on foreign policy with an expert panel at a public program in Chicago on October 6.

While Americans remain war-weary after Iraq and Afghanistan and prefer to stay out of large-scale interventions that require extended deployments of ground troops, majorities of Americans are willing to support airstrikes or send U.S. troops in response to top threats or humanitarian crises.   

This year marks the 40th Anniversary of the Chicago Council Survey, and over the decades, American attitudes toward foreign policy have consistently supported international engagement. The public continues to support robust U.S. leadership on the global stage, favoring diplomacy-first solutions and working within a multilateral framework.  

This event is open to the media. Follow @ChicagoCouncil, @RoguePollster and #2014CCS for updates.
Speakers:   Ivo H. Daalder, President, The Chicago Council on Global Affairs
Jeremy Rosner, Executive Vice President and Principal, Greenberg Quinlan Rosner Research
Dina Smeltz, Senior Fellow for Public Opinion and Foreign Policy, The Chicago Council on Global Affairs
Moderated by Steve Edwards, Executive Director, Institute of Politics at the University of Chicago
Date:   Monday, October 6
Where:   The Chicago Club
81 E. Van Buren Street
Chicago, IL 60605
Press Registration:   5:30 p.m.
Event Time:   6:00 p.m.

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