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2020 Public Attitudes on US Intelligence

RESEARCH
Public Opinion Survey by Coauthors

A final Trump-Era survey confirms broad popular support for the intelligence community and reveals opportunities for greater transparency.

President Biden leaves helicopter
REUTERS
Public Opinion

Ahead of Biden-Moon Summit, South Koreans and Americans Align on China and North Korea

RESEARCH
Public Opinion Survey by Coauthors

Chicago Council survey data find majorities in South Korea view China as more of a security threat than a security partner and as more of an economic threat than an economic partner.

South Korean President Moon
Reuters
Public Opinion

Japanese Public Values Ties to US, But Would Prefer to Cooperate with China, Too

RESEARCH
Public Opinion Survey by Dina Smeltz

Dina Smeltz discusses survey data reflecting Japanese opinion on US-China relations.

People in suits walking down a sidewalk, some wearing surgical face masks
Public Opinion

Iranians Consider China Even More Important Than Regional Allies

RESEARCH
Public Opinion Survey by Coauthors

A new poll shows Iranians recognize the economic and security benefits of a closer relationship with China.

Reuters
Public Opinion

Ahead of Biden-Suga Summit, Americans See Japan as the United States' Most Important Partner

RESEARCH
Public Opinion Survey by Coauthors

Craig Kafura and Karl Friedhoff analyze findings of a recent poll examining American public opinion on US relations with Japan.

President Joe Biden meets with the leaders of Japan, India, and Australia
The White House
Public Opinion

Disappointed in Rouhani, Iranians Seek a Different Sort of Leader in June Elections

RESEARCH
Public Opinion Survey by Coauthors

New indirect talks between the United States and Iran on a return to the Iran deal could help the outlook for a moderate candidate in the next election.

a man in Iran on elections
REUTERS
Public Opinion

South Koreans See China as More Threat than Partner, But Not the Most Critical Threat Facing the Country

RESEARCH
Public Opinion Survey by Karl Friedhoff

Majorities of South Koreans cite low birthrates in South Korea and North Korea’s nuclear program as larger threats than China's economic or military power.

2021 meeting between Moon, Blinken, and Austin
REUTERS
Public Opinion

Are Urbanites Willing to Ditch Cars for More Sustainable Commutes?

RESEARCH
Working Paper by Coauthors

A recent poll from the Chicago Council on Global Affairs and The Harris Poll shows urban and suburban residents cities are looking to sustainable mobility to forestall a potential long-term shift to solo driving.

A person on a bike rides by a bus in the city.
Global Cities

American Public Divided on Cooperating with, Confronting China

RESEARCH
Public Opinion Survey by Karl Friedhoff

A March 2021 survey finds Americans see US priorities in Asia to be less about limiting the expansion of China and more about economic growth and strengthening democracy.

A guard outside the People Hall in Beijing.
REUTERS
Public Opinion

Iranians and Americans Support A Mutual Return to JCPOA

RESEARCH
Public Opinion Survey by Coauthors

A joint Council and IranPoll survey shows that although Iranian and American public support for the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action has waned over time, there is still sizable backing for it in both countries.

Iran's Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif meets with International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) Director General Rafael Grossi in Tehran, Iran February 21, 2021.
REUTERS
Public Opinion