- Six in 10 rate the UN as doing a good job on peacekeeping, humanitarian and cultural activities; less confident in the UN’s ability to prevent the spread of nuclear weapons, resolve international conflicts and sanction countries that violate international law
- A majority (78%) supports working through the UN to strengthen international laws against terrorism and to make sure UN members enforce them
- Americans (59%) support going along with UN policy even if not first choice for US
- Strengthening the UN is not a high foreign policy priority; only 4 in 10 said that strengthening the United Nations was a very important goal
The 2014 Chicago Council Survey was made possible by generous support from the John D. & Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation, the Robert R. McCormick Foundation, the Korea Foundation, the United States-Japan Foundation, and Chicago Council Chairman Lester Crown.
Data was collected between May 6 to May 29, 2014 among a national sample of 2,108 adults, 18 years of age or older, living in all 50 US states and the District of Columbia. The margin of error is ± 2.1 percentage points. The full dataset from this year’s study will be made available on the website in January 2015.