Trump Family Leave, Infrastructure Proposals Widely Popular

Americans are far more likely to agree than disagree with President Donald Trump’s proposals to require companies to provide family leave for parents of a newborn and to spend $1 trillion on infrastructure. A majority also agree with his proposal to significantly cut income taxes for the middle class and […] Read more »

As Obama Years Draw to Close, President and U.S. Seen Favorably in Europe and Asia

As he nears the end of his presidency, Barack Obama continues to enjoy a broad degree of international popularity. A new Pew Research Center survey conducted in 10 European nations, four major Asia-Pacific countries, Canada and the United States finds that half or more of those polled in 15 of […] Read more »

How Immigration and Concerns about Cultural Change are Shaping the 2016 Election

… Americans remain firmly committed to an immigration policy that would allow illegal immigrants a way to become citizens, compared to other policy options. More than six in ten (61%) Americans say immigrants living in the U.S. illegally should be allowed a way to become citizens, provided they meet certain […] Read more »

Public Uncertain, Divided Over America’s Place in the World

The public views America’s role in the world with considerable apprehension and concern. In fact, most Americans say it would be better if the U.S. just dealt with its own problems and let other countries deal with their own problems as best they can. With the United States facing an […] Read more »

Americans View Relations with China as Important Despite Some Mistrust

The US-China summit in Washington, DC, will take place against a backdrop of security challenges facing the bilateral relationship. These include cyber attacks that have been ascribed to Chinese hackers and continued friction over China’s maritime activities in the South and East China Sea. While the American public is not […] Read more »