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 »

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 »

America Divided: Political Partisanship and US Foreign Policy

The results of the 2015 Chicago Council Survey demonstrate that the American public remains committed to engagement in the world—as it has been for the more than 40 years the Council has conducted its surveys. But on specific policies, public opinion often divides along party lines. At a fundamental level, […] Read more »

Americans, Japanese: Mutual Respect 70 Years After the End of WW II

Adversaries in World War II, fierce economic competitors in the 1980s and early 1990s, Americans and Japanese nonetheless share a deep mutual respect. About two-thirds of Americans trust Japan a great deal or a fair amount and three-quarters of Japanese say they trust the United States, according to a new […] Read more »