International Tensions Heightened, Say Many Americans

Despite a political environment fractured by partisan differences, there is consensus among Americans that tensions around the world are escalating. And, a great deal of agreement exists about the powers that pose the greatest threat to the national security of the United States. CONT. Marist Poll Read more »

China’s U.S. Image the Most Positive in Three Decades

Americans have been feeling more positively toward China in recent years, and now 50% say they have a favorable opinion of that country — up from 44% in 2016 and 41% in 2012. This is the highest for this measure in Gallup trends since a 72% reading in February 1989, […] Read more »

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 »

The World Facing Trump: Public Sees ISIS, Cyberattacks, North Korea as Top Threats

When he takes office next week, President-elect Donald Trump will inherit an array of global threats in the view of the public. About eight-in-ten Americans (79%) say ISIS poses a major threat to the well-being of the United States, and 71% say the same about cyberattacks from other countries. CONT. […] Read more »

Most Want Government to Combat Climate Change; Voters Divided Along Party Lines on Paying For Solutions

Sixty-five percent of Americans think climate change is a problem that the government needs to address, including 43 percent of Republicans and 84 percent of Democrats, according to a new survey from the Energy Policy Institute at the University of Chicago (EPIC) and The Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs […] Read more »

Americans aren’t biased against Latino immigration. Here’s what they actually fear.

… In a recent study, we tried to determine what is really behind many white Americans’ support for “getting tough” on illegal immigration. Do they oppose offering legal status to illegal immigrants because they fundamentally dislike Latinos as a group and reject policy reforms that would benefit them? Or do […] Read more »