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Rebuilding the Midwest's Infrastructure

RESEARCH
Report by Multiple Authors

Driving equitable economic recovery in a world reshaped by COVID-19

Midwestern bridge
Global Cities

Republicans, Democrats Split on Increasing US Defense Budget

RESEARCH
Public Opinion Survey by Craig Kafura

Overall, Americans prefer to maintain defense spending. But Democrats, younger people, and those with a college education prefer cuts, while Republicans prefer expansion.

soldiers from the US army complete drills
US Army
Public Opinion

Republicans, Democrats Divided over Federal Spending Priorities

RESEARCH
Public Opinion Survey by Craig Kafura

While Americans support federal spending on education, healthcare, and Social Security, there partisan divides on other key issues.

A large pile of US dollars
Sharon McCutcheon
Public Opinion

Green COVID-19 Recovery and Transatlantic Leadership: What Are the Prospects?

RESEARCH
Report by Paul Hofhuis

A Democratic victory provides greater opportunity for transatlantic collaboration, but underlying structures for cooperation among societal stakeholders in the United States need to be reinvigorated.

U.S. Secretary of State John F. Kerry Remarks on COP21 and Action Beyond Paris
COP21
COVID-19

Americans Positive on South Korea Despite Trump’s Views on Alliance

RESEARCH
Public Opinion Survey by Karl Friedhoff

American's favorable views of South Korea are at an all-time high and a majority of Americans support using US troops to defend South Korea if invaded by North Korea.

South Korean flag.
William Warby
Public Opinion

Republican Views on Racial Inequality Starkly Contrast Those of Democrats

RESEARCH
Public Opinion Survey by Dina Smeltz

A large majority of Democrats (73%) consider racial inequality in the United States a critical threat to the country, while Republicans consider it a relatively low-level threat.

Protest signs outside of the White House
Reuters
Public Opinion

Do Republicans and Democrats Want a Cold War with China?

RESEARCH
Public Opinion Survey by Multiple Authors

For the first time in nearly two decades, a majority of Americans describe the development of China as a world power as a critical threat to the United States.

Chinese flag, Beijing, China.
Public Opinion

Conducting City Diplomacy: A Survey of International Engagement in 47 Cities

RESEARCH
Report by Multiple Authors

The impact of global challenges such as climate change and the COVID-19 pandemic manifests most acutely in urban settings, rendering cities essential players on the global stage. 

Aerial view of the city of Chicago and its lakefront
Haseeb Hussain
Global Cities

US Experts Consider China a Shifting and India a Stable Friend to Russia

RESEARCH
Public Opinion Survey by Multiple Authors

Both Russia and China face increasingly confrontational relations with the United States, as a result the countries have increased ties with each other.

Vladimir Putin and Xi Jinping shaking hands on July 26, 2018.
The Kremlin
Defense and Security

US Experts Anticipate Future Decline for Russia Among the Great Powers

RESEARCH
Public Opinion Survey by Multiple Authors

While experts anticipate changes in the global balance of power in the next 20 years, with China overtaking the United States, they do not expect Russia to come out stronger over that time frame.

Vladimir Putin and Donald Trump meet at the 2017 G-20 Hamburg Summit
Kremlin
Public Opinion