Most oppose threatening North Korea with military action

Most Americans say the U.S. should not threaten North Korea with military action right now, but would approve of military action if diplomacy does not eventually stop its nuclear program. … The public remains uneasy about President Trump’s ability to handle the situation. Fifty-nine percent are uneasy about his ability […] Read more »

Would a public that doesn’t approve of Trump follow him into war?

As the confrontation with North Korea deepens, Donald Trump is confronting doubts about his leadership at home and abroad that are almost unprecedented for a US president during a time of international crisis. … Given the underlying questions about his leadership, Trump faces the real risk that his belligerent “fire […] Read more »

Americans Oppose Military Action against North Korea

Americans want the United States government to diffuse [sic] heightened tensions surrounding North Korea’s nuclear programs through diplomatic means and not military intervention. 76% of residents say the U.S. should either negotiate directly with North Korea, 39%, or convince China to use their influence to stop North Korea’s nuclear programs, […] Read more »

American Opinion on US-Russia Relations: From Bad to Worse

Last week the Russian government confiscated two US diplomatic properties in Russia and ordered Washington to cut its diplomatic and technical staff. This was done in retaliation for the US Senate’s vote on July 27 to expand sanctions against Russia for interference in the US presidential elections. New Chicago Council […] Read more »

Americans urge bipartisanship on future health care plans

More Americans prefer the Republicans now work with Democrats to improve Obamacare (47 percent), rather than try to repeal it outright (21 percent) or replace it with something exclusively of their own (19 percent). … Majorities of Americans across the political spectrum favor new sanctions on Russia, including most Republicans. […] Read more »

Confidence in Military Reflects Perceived Competency

Americans have given the military the highest confidence rating of any institution in American society for nearly two decades. Asked to explain these positive views, Americans cite their perceptions of the professional and competent way in which the military has executed its responsibilities, followed by a focus on the importance […] Read more »