Americans Affirm Ties to Allies in Asia

October 28, 2014

By: Dina Smeltz, Senior Fellow, Public Opinion and Foreign Policy; Craig Kafura, Research Associate

The Obama administration announced a major rebalance toward Asia in 2011 to strengthen US relations with Asian countries on several dimensions, from security to trade. The American public supports the idea of rebalancing toward Asia. They also endorse a broad range of current US involvement in Asia, including sustaining regional alliances, maintaining an overseas US military presence, and signing free trade agreements. While Americans continue to support friendly relations with China, they express some discomfort about the economic impact of China’s rise and place a higher priority on relations with traditional allies.
Americans Affirm Ties to Allies in Asia

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