America’s chaotic, crazy, challenging, great, tumultuous, horrible, disappointing year

Would you say this was a good year for the United States? For decades, Americans’ sense of how their nation was doing was closely linked to the economy. Through Democratic and Republican presidencies, through divided and unified sessions of Congress, Americans were consistent. When they saw jobs and GDP growing, […] Read more »

Emerging GOP Divisions on President Trump Loom Over 2018 and 2020 Elections

The eighth annual American Values Survey from the Public Religion Research Institute (PRRI), released this morning at an event with The Brookings Institution, finds fractures in the Republican Party over the Trump Presidency. Approximately one in three Republicans surveyed (31 percent) say they would prefer the 2020 Republican nominee be […] 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 »

Increasing Public Concern Over North Korea’s Nuclear Capability, Intentions

As Donald Trump sets off on his visit to Asia, the public has become increasingly concerned over North Korea’s capability and its willingness to use nuclear weapons against the United States. About seven-in-ten Americans (71%) say the U.S. should take North Korea’s nuclear threats “very seriously,” up from 56% in […] Read more »

Most Americans think North Korea can be contained; Republicans like how Trump conducts himself

As President Donald Trump prepares for his first presidential trip to Asia, Americans are more likely than they were in September to think North Korea can be contained without resorting to military action. Meanwhile President Trump gets strong approval from rank-and-file Republicans and most Republicans also say they like how […] Read more »

Fox News Poll: Changing concerns on US security

Americans’ perceptions of national security threats have changed dramatically. A new Fox News poll of voters nationwide finds: The number that sees rogue nations like North Korea as the greatest threat to the U.S. has nearly tripled in less than a year. Worries about a nuclear attack on the U.S. […] Read more »