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Public Opinion, US Foreign Policy

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

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

Despite Political Tension, Americans and Russians See Cooperation as Essential

RESEARCH
Public Opinion Survey by Coauthors

A joint Chicago Council on Global Affairs and the Levada Analytical Center survey shows few Russians or Americans expect great changes to US-Russia ties now or in the next 10 years, although both publics see the merits of collaboration.

Biden and Putin shake hands
REUTERS
Public Opinion

Russians See Greater Reward than Risk in Closer Relations with China

RESEARCH
Public Opinion Survey by Coauthors

As Russia and China grow closer through economic ties, a joint Chicago Council on Global Affairs-Levada Analytical Center survey finds that the Russian public sees little downside to the growing bilateral relationship.

Russia flag
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Public Opinion

In Russia, Navalny Inspires Respect for Some, Indifference for Most

RESEARCH
Public Opinion Survey by Coauthors

Surveys from the Chicago Council and the Levada Analytical Center show that Russians are generally indifferent to Navalny's actions, and more suspect that he staged his own poisoning or it was a "provocation from the West" than believe the Russian government targeted him.

a painting of Alexei Navalny on a wall
REUTERS
Public Opinion