North Korea Remains Least-Popular Country Among Americans

Americans give North Korea the lowest favorable rating of 21 countries Gallup measured in its annual update of the public’s views of foreign nations. Canada and Great Britain are at the top of the list. CONT. Frank Newport, Gallup Read more »

Split decision: Americans assess Obama’s legacy

Americans in a new USA TODAY/Suffolk University Poll rate the Affordable Care Act as President Obama’s greatest achievement in the White House. Also, as his biggest failure. … About a third of those surveyed say Obama ultimately will be seen as a “good” president; 18% say he’ll be a “great” […] Read more »

Americans Name the 10 Most Significant Historic Events of Their Lifetimes

Shared experiences define what it means to be an American. The Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks were such a unifying event for modern Americans. Nothing else has come close to being as important or as memorable, according to a new survey conducted by Pew Research Center in association with A+E […] Read more »

What France can learn from how the U.S. reacted to 9/11

How will the Paris attacks influence French public opinion and affect its politics? Observers have speculated that France may get more militarily involved in in Syria, tighten its borders against migrants and refugees, or shift its political attitudes rightward. We can offer insight from our research into American public reactions […] Read more »

Fox News Poll: Voters approve of Obama plans in Syria, Afghanistan

A 54-percent majority of American voters approves of President Obama’s decision to send a small number of U.S. troops to Syria to help in the fight against the Islamic extremist group ISIS. That’s according to a Fox News poll released Thursday. In addition, by a 49-38 percent margin, voters approve […] Read more »

Obama Regains Majority Job Approval; Most See GOP Infighting as Dysfunction

More than half of Americans in a new ABC News/Washington Post poll approve of Barack Obama’s job performance, a first in nearly two and a half years. That compares with 71 percent disapproval of the Republicans in Congress, with six in 10 calling their struggle to select a new House […] Read more »

America Divided: Political Partisanship and US Foreign Policy

The results of the 2015 Chicago Council Survey demonstrate that the American public remains committed to engagement in the world—as it has been for the more than 40 years the Council has conducted its surveys. But on specific policies, public opinion often divides along party lines. At a fundamental level, […] Read more »

ISIS Successful in Raising US Public Fears about Terrorism

Coinciding with the rise of the Islamic State and continued threat from related groups in the Middle East, public concern about Islamic fundamentalism has increased 15 percentage points since 2014 (to 55% viewing it as a critical threat now), the highest level since 2002 survey results (the first Chicago Council […] Read more »