Driving equitable economic recovery in a world reshaped by COVID-19
Overall, Americans prefer to maintain defense spending. But Democrats, younger people, and those with a college education prefer cuts, while Republicans prefer expansion.
While Americans support federal spending on education, healthcare, and Social Security, there partisan divides on other key issues.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Both Russia and China face increasingly confrontational relations with the United States, as a result the countries have increased ties with each other.
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.