Fact Tank Apr. 1, 2014

Americans: Disengaged, feeling less respected, but still see U.S. as world’s military superpower

Polls show that Americans don’t want to get too involved in Ukraine’s problems with Russian encroachment, just as they have been disinclined to get drawn into other recent world trouble spots, including Syria, Egypt and Libya.

Fact Tank Mar. 26, 2014

Obama, Americans put more emphasis on ties with Europe

President Obama emphasized the importance of U.S.-European relations in Brussels today amid the allies’ growing concerns about Russia’s increasingly assertive behavior in Eastern Europe — and at a time when most Americans see political, economic and military ties with the continent as more important than they did several years ago.

U.S. Politics Mar. 25, 2014

Concerns about Russia Rise, But Just a Quarter Call Moscow an Adversary

In the wake of Russia’s annexation of Ukraine’s Crimea region, public concern about Russia has increased, according to a new Pew Research Center survey.

U.S. Politics Mar. 11, 2014

Most Say U.S. Should ‘Not Get Too Involved’ in Ukraine Situation

As Russian troops remain in Ukraine’s Crimea region and Crimea’s Parliament has set up a secession vote, Americans prefer the U.S. to not get too involved in the situation.

Fact Tank Feb. 27, 2014

Strong support for Israel in U.S. cuts across religious lines

The American Israel Public Affairs Council meets in Washington starting Sunday to lobby on issues affecting that country, and it can look to American Christians as a source of support for Israel.

U.S. Politics Jan. 30, 2014

More Say U.S. Has Failed than Succeeded in Iraq, Afghanistan

Fewer than half of Republicans, Democrats and independents say the U.S. has mostly succeeded in achieving its goals in either country. Public evaluations of both wars have turned more negative in recent years.

U.S. Politics Jan. 27, 2014

U.S.-China Relations: Key Data Points from Pew Research

Just a third of the American public has a favorable view of China. When Americans were asked their opinion about twelve nations in an Oct. 30-Nov. 6 survey, only 33% said they had a favorable view of China. In 2011, 51% of Americans had a very or somewhat favorable view of China, a figure that […]

Pew Research Center Jan. 27, 2014

U.S.-Middle East Relations: Key Data Points from Pew Research

A large majority of Americans put more importance on stable governments in the Middle East than they do on having democratic governments. About six-in-ten Americans (63%) say stable governments are more important, even if there is less democracy in the region, according to an Oct.-Nov. 2013 survey. Fewer expressed this view in 2011 (52%) and […]

Pew Research Center Jan. 6, 2014

U.S. Foreign Policy: Key Data Points from Pew Research

Despite the difficult foreign policy problems facing the United States, most Americans agree that the nation should focus more on problems here at home. At the same time, the public expresses robust support for an active approach to world affairs.

Fact Tank Dec. 31, 2013

Americans’ foreign policy priorities for 2014

Protecting the U.S. from terrorist attacks and protecting American jobs are the two top foreign policy priorities for Americans in 2014.