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Americans Support a US Return to Iran Nuclear Deal

RESEARCH
Public Opinion Survey by Coauthors

But the public is divided on whether Washington can stave off a nuclear Tehran forever, Council polling shows.

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Reuters
Public Opinion

Americans Continue to Back South Korea

RESEARCH
Public Opinion Survey by Karl Friedhoff

A majority support using US troops to defend Seoul should North Korea invade, Council polling shows.

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Reuters
Public Opinion

Republicans More Conservative Than Democrats Are Liberal

RESEARCH
Public Opinion Survey by Coauthors

And the ideological split between parties continues to widen, new Council polling shows.

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Canva
Public Opinion

21 Years after 9/11, Americans Are Less Concerned about Terrorism

RESEARCH
Public Opinion Survey by Coauthors

In 2002, nine in 10 Americans saw international terrorism as a critical threat. About six in 10 do today, Council polling shows.

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Public Opinion

Americans Believe Sanctions Will Weaken Russia's Economy and Military

RESEARCH
Public Opinion Survey by Coauthors

But neither Americans or Ukrainians think the sanctions will force Russia to withdraw troops from Ukraine in the immediate future.

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Reuters
Public Opinion

Most Americans Say Climate Change Is a Critical Threat

RESEARCH
Public Opinion Survey by Emily Sullivan

But public opinion is sharply divided along partisan lines, 2022 Chicago Council Survey data finds.

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Climate and the Environment

Cities and Social Entrepreneurs: Procurement Reform

RESEARCH
Report by Sascha Haselmayer

Implementing problem-based procurement can help cities improve public services in areas like health, infrastructure, tech, and education.

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Reuters
Global Cities

Americans and Human Rights in China

RESEARCH
Public Opinion Survey by Craig Kafura

In new Council polling, Americans say China’s treatment of minority groups isn’t just a question of internal politics.

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Reuters
Public Opinion

Sanctions: What Everyone Needs to Know

RESEARCH
Book by Bruce Jentleson

What works and what doesn't when it comes to sanctions? Nonresident Senior Fellow Bruce Jentleson explains in his book.

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Global Economy, Trade and Business

Cities at the Intersection: Climate, Culture, and Migration

RESEARCH
Report by Coauthors

Local leadership plays a critical role in responding to climate threats and addressing the challenges associated with migration, the report's authors find.

Reuters
Global Cities