Fact Tank Nov. 3, 2014

Berlin Wall’s fall marked the end of the Cold War for the American public

The impact of the “Fall of the Wall” on American opinions about the Cold War were as profound as the event was dramatic.

Global Sep. 16, 2014

Mixed Views on Trade, Foreign Investment

Developing countries provide the strongest support for international trade and foreign investment, while people in many advanced economies are skeptical. Americans are among the least likely to hold a positive view of the impact of trade on jobs and wages.

Fact Tank Sep. 4, 2014

5 takeaways on how Americans view a world in crisis

The crises in the Middle East with ISIS and the power struggle with Russian in the Ukraine have caused Americans shift to their views on U.S. global involvement.

U.S. Politics Aug. 28, 2014

As Global Threats Loom, More Say U.S. Does Too Little

The share of Americans saying the U.S. does too little to address global problems has nearly doubled since last November. The Islamic militants known as ISIS or ISIL tops the public’s list of security concerns.

Pew Research Center Aug. 8, 2014

Kohut: How Americans View an Unruly World

Andrew Kohut writes in the Wall Street Journal that when Americans look at the world’s trouble spots, majorities are inclined to say they aren’t our problem.

Fact Tank Jul. 9, 2014

Americans, especially young adults, back strong economic ties with China

About half of Americans (51%) say it is more important to build a stronger relationship with China on economic issues, while 41% say it is more important to get tougher with China.

U.S. Politics Jun. 9, 2014

Doubts About Bergdahl Prisoner Exchange

The public has a more negative than positive view of the prisoner exchange that freed U.S. soldier Bowe Bergdahl, but most think the U.S. has a responsibility to do all it can to free captive U.S. soldiers in general, regardless of the circumstances of their capture.

Fact Tank Jun. 3, 2014

Less than half of Ukrainians support economic aid from the West

The Ukrainians’ lack of enthusiasm for economic aid comes at a time when their economic outlook is bleak.

Fact Tank May. 28, 2014

Obama charts a new foreign policy course for a public that wants the focus to be at home

The speech also comes at a time when the American public has less of an appetite for foreign involvement and believes American clout is not what it used to be.

U.S. Politics May. 1, 2014

Is Attacking Obama’s Foreign Policy a Winning Strategy?

Some Republicans see foreign policy as a winning campaign theme given President Obama’s handling of recent international crises. But surveys suggest that may not be the case.