What Americans Think about America First

President Trump’s inaugural address, like his campaign, signaled a major departure from the past seven decades of American foreign policy and engagement with the rest of the world. While never fully parsed, the slogans “Make America Great Again,” “America First,” and “Americanism, not Globalism,” along with the president’s speeches and […] Read more »

Terrorism, Iranian Nukes Considered Greatest Threats to U.S.

More than a decade after the 9/11 terror attacks, Americans rank international terrorism as the greatest threat to the U.S. in the next 10 years, along with Iran’s development of nuclear weapons. Majorities also perceive Islamic fundamentalism, the conflict between North and South Korea, and China’s economic power as critical […] Read more »

North Korea Least Favorable Among Nations

Americans rate North Korea the least favorably of 22 countries rated in Gallup’s 2014 World Affairs poll, with 11% having a favorable opinion of the country. North Korea took over the bottom spot from Iran, whose rating rose from 9% to 12% this year. North Korea’s favorability has not exceeded […] Read more »

South Koreans Remain Strongly Pro-American

As newly-elected President Park Geun-hye prepares to visit Washington, DC to meet with President Obama on Tuesday, South Koreans continue to express overwhelmingly positive views of the United States and its president. … A new Pew Research Center survey finds roughly eight-in-ten South Koreans (78%) have a favorable opinion of […] Read more »