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US Foreign Policy

2020 Chicago Council Survey

RESEARCH
Public Opinion Survey by Coauthors

Dina Smeltz, Ivo H. Daalder, Karl Friedhoff, Craig Kafura, and Brendan Helm analyze data finding Democrats and Republicans are divided in their views on top threats to United States and how the country should address global challenges and engage internationally. 

An image of the White House seen at night.
Public Opinion

From an Urban-Suburban-Rural "Divide" to Convergence?

RESEARCH
Public Opinion Survey by Coauthors

There is general agreement across those in urban, suburban, and rural communities on the topics of the economy and climate change, but there's a difference of opinion on immigration.

An aerial view of a rural farm community
John Reed
Public Opinion

Troop Withdrawal Likely to Undermine South Korean Public Support for Alliance with United States

RESEARCH
Public Opinion Survey by Karl Friedhoff

New polling reveals that little has changed in terms of South Korean attitudes towards the US-South Korea military alliance.

Sailors wave to children while marching in the annual Jinhae Gunhangje military port festival parade in South Korea, April 5, 2019.
US Navy
Public Opinion

American Public Support for US Troops in Middle East Has Grown

RESEARCH
Public Opinion Survey by Coauthors

A Chicago Council survey completed January 10–12 shows that as tensions with Iran have risen, Americans see an increased need to keep watch over the Middle East by maintaining a troop presence there.

A US soldier in Afghanistan.
Reuters
Public Opinion

The Clash of Generations? Intergenerational Change and American Foreign Policy Views

RESEARCH
Public Opinion Survey by Coauthors

This Chicago Council on Global Affairs report reveals generations share opinions about international threats and foreign policy goals.

Shadows cast from a crowd of people in front of an American flag.
Reuters
Public Opinion

2016 Opinion Leader Survey

RESEARCH
Public Opinion Survey by Coauthors

The 2016 Opinion Leader Survey showed that, for the most part, there was a bipartisan consensus among US foreign policy opinion leaders on active US engagement with the world, maintaining US alliances around the globe, and the benefits of international trade.

With right hand raised, Donald Trump looks at John Roberts with his back to the camera, as Melania Trump and others watch.
The White House
Public Opinion

2016 Chicago Council Survey

RESEARCH
Public Opinion Survey by Coauthors

Over the past year, Donald Trump has been able to channel the anxieties of a significant segment of the American public into a powerful political force, taking him to the doorstep of the White House.

Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton during United States presidential election 2016
Wikimedia Commons
Public Opinion

2015 Chicago Council Survey

RESEARCH
Public Opinion Survey by Coauthors

2015 Chicago Council Survey results demonstrate the American public remains committed to engagement in the world.

Handshake between President Obama and Cuban President Raúl Castro during the Summit of the Americas in Panama City, Panama.
The White House
Public Opinion

Preserving Ukraine’s Independence, Resisting Russian Aggression: What the United States and NATO Must Do

RESEARCH
Report by Coauthors

This report offers recommendations to strengthen Ukraine’s defenses to deter further Russian aggression and why the US and NATO need to engage more actively and urgently to the crisis.

Flag of Ukraine waving in front of a wooden door.
Jennifer Boyer
Defense and Security

American Attitudes toward Cross-Border Ties at NAFTA's Anniversary

RESEARCH
Public Opinion Survey by Coauthors

Survey results show that American and Mexican governments have some challenges in order to shift public attention to North American trade and energy cooperation.

U.S. President Barack Obama, Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto, and Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper at the North American Leaders' Summit in Toluca, Mexico on February 19, 2014.
Estado de México
Global Economy, Trade and Business