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 »

Reuters/Ipsos online poll: Trump’s travel ban polarizes America

Americans are sharply divided over President Donald Trump’s order to temporarily block U.S. entry for all refugees and citizens of seven Muslim countries, with slightly more approving the measure than disapproving, according to a Reuters/Ipsos opinion poll released on Tuesday. CONT. Chris Kahn, Reuters Read more »

Americans Cite Cyberterrorism Among Top Three Threats to U.S.

As President Barack Obama rolls out a proposal to increase U.S. cybersecurity funding, Americans view cyberterrorism as a leading threat to U.S. vital interests in the next 10 years. U.S. adults rank cyberterrorism (73%) along with international terrorism (79%) and development of nuclear weapons by Iran (75%) as the highest […] Read more »

Iranians See Nuclear Deal as a Turning Point

Although tensions are mounting between Iran’s president and hard-liners over their country’s future after the nuclear deal with the U.S. and five other world powers, the majority of Iranians expect good things to come from the landmark agreement. More than two in three Iranians (68%) polled in September — soon […] Read more »

The big issues dividing the Republican Party (in 3 graphs)

The Republican primary debates have been emphasizing foreign policy, and for good reason. According to the 2015 Chicago Council Survey of the American public released last week, Republicans are more likely than Democrats to see a dangerous world and to prioritize maintaining U.S. military superiority and using force to achieve […] Read more »

Oh Canada! Four in 10 Americans Want Wall on Northern Border

Failed Republican presidential candidate Scott Walker may feel some vindication in this number: 41 percent of Americans say that if a wall is built along the Mexican border, one should also be erected on the Canadian one. And yes, the same percentage favors a wall erected along the nation’s southern […] Read more »

How Pope Francis Clashes With Both Democrats And Republicans, In 1 Graphic

When Pope Francis addresses Congress on Thursday, watch in the background on the C-SPAN feed for some uncomfortable fidgeting. That’s because he has plenty of material to make both Democrats and Republicans squirm. Since becoming pope in 2013, Francis has made one controversial statement after another on all kinds of, […] Read more »