Polarized Opinion on Climate Change and Messages that Move Conservatives

Despite increasing scientific consensus on human-caused climate change, the parties are growing increasingly divided. Matt Grossmann talks to Megan Mulling [sic] about new research on climate polarization, the factors that influence climate opinion, and how to manage the partisan divide. He also talks to Graham Dixon about a new experiment […] Read more »

Partisans Have Starkly Different Opinions About How the World Views the U.S.

The public has long held the view that the United States is “less respected” by other countries than in the past. Majorities said this when Barack Obama was president, as well as when George W. Bush was in office. And today, 68% say the U.S. is less respected by other […] Read more »

Asian countries on Trump’s trip have largely positive views of U.S. but disagree on policy

President Donald Trump embarks on a five-country tour of Asia this week with plans to address North Korea’s nuclear program, economic relations and other issues important to the region and the United States. Over 12 days, Trump will travel to Japan, South Korea, China, Vietnam and the Philippines. While majorities […] Read more »

How Donald Trump is negotiating like a hostage-taker

As a candidate, Donald Trump sold himself as a deal maker. As president, he’s governing more as a hostage taker. Across an array of domestic and foreign challenges, Trump’s go-to move has become to create what amounts to a political hostage situation. He’s either terminating, or threatening to terminate, a […] Read more »

Americans Don’t Think Much of Trump’s ‘America First.’ That’s Good, But …

“Not much” and “less and less” is What Americans Think About America First, as documented in the latest Chicago Council on Global Affairs public opinion report. That’s somewhat reassuring. But only somewhat. On one America First issue after another, the data show limited and declining support. … Just as with […] Read more »

California Is the Future

America is stuck between two historical eras. That’s the best way to understand the strange, unprecedented politics of Trump, the political polarization and paralysis of government, the deep dissatisfaction of public opinion, the lack of trust in all institutions — all of it. The post-Industrial era that blossomed in the second half […] Read more »