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Democrats and Republicans Support International Trade

RESEARCH
Public Opinion Survey by Karl Friedhoff

There is broad agreement that international trade delivers benefits to consumers and to companies and is even good for creating jobs in the United States.

Containers are stacked on the deck of the cargo ship on the ocean.
Reuters
Public Opinion

Republicans and Democrats in Different Worlds on Climate Change

RESEARCH
Public Opinion Survey by Coauthors

As President Biden heads to the UN Climate Change Conference, he will grapple with significant divides in domestic public opinion.

An artist finishes a mural of the earth on fire with the caption "while you were talking."
Reuters
Climate and the Environment

2021 Chicago Council Survey

RESEARCH
Public Opinion Survey by Coauthors

While the Biden administration seems to understand where Americans stand on China and domestic renewal to support global competitiveness, the data disproves their assumptions that Americans are skeptical about trade and weary of US global engagement and leadership.

Middle Class Homes
iStock
Public Opinion

Renewing International Extension to Equip Farmers for a Changing Climate

RESEARCH
Report by Gloria Dabek

The climate crisis necessitates a new extension agenda that prioritizes farmer needs and preferences and promotes climate resilience and adaptation. US policy should reflect this new extension agenda to ensure farmers have the tools to succeed in providing for themselves, and ultimately, feeding the world.

A farmer examines his crops in the field.
Climate and the Environment

US, Japan, and South Korea Coordination Key to Competing in Southeast Asia

RESEARCH
Report by Coauthors

In picking fronts that offer the paths of least resistance, trilateral cooperation will maximize the presence of all three countries in ASEAN, maintaining balance in the region and making collective progress toward economic and development goals.

Ships from the United States and Jpa
US Navy
Defense and Security

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

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

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

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