Turkey’s Leader Urges More Aid for Syrian Rebels, but Most Turks Say No
As Turkey’s Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan meets with President Obama today, his calls for more Western aid to Syrian rebels put him at odds with Turkish public opinion.
Public Interest in Benghazi Investigation Remains Limited
Fewer than half of Americans say they are following the Benghazi hearings very or fairly closely, virtually unchanged from late January when Hillary Clinton testified.
Many Israelis and Palestinians Want Larger Role for Obama
While Israelis and Palestinians differ widely in their outlook for a peaceful resolution of their longstanding conflict, both want U.S. President Barack Obama to play a larger role in resolving the Israeli-Palestinian stalemate.
U.S.-Middle East Relations: Key Data Points from Pew Research
The U.S. public is pessimistic about changes in political leadership after the Arab Spring. Two years after the Arab Spring, there continues to be unrest in the Middle East and the U.S. public has become more skeptical about the political changes that have occurred. Our October 2012 survey found nearly six-in-10 Americans (57%) do not [...]
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.
Support for Military Force if Syria Used Chemical Weapons
More Americans favor than oppose the U.S. and its allies taking military action against Syria, if it is confirmed that Syria used chemical weapons against anti-government groups.
Iran: Key Data Points from the Pew Research Center
Key data points from Pew Research Center surveys on public opinion in the U.S. and abroad about Iran and its nuclear program, and other issues.
Public Remains Supportive of Israel, Wary of Iran
As Barack Obama arrives in the Middle East this week, the sympathies of the American public remain firmly with Israel in its dispute with the Palestinians.
After Fight Over CIA Director Ends, A Look at Public Opinion on Drones
The Senate on Thursday confirmed John Brennan to be the new director of the CIA after several senators took part in a filibuster focusing on the administration’s drone strategy. A majority of Americans support drone strikes against suspected terrorist targets abroad, but some (31%) express concerns are about the legality of the program.
Will Budget Cuts Shrink the U.S. Global Role?
The forced budget cuts, known in Washington as sequestration, are now in force in the United States and $85 billion in spending cuts are in the process of being implemented, with about half of them coming out of Washington’s spending on international engagement.