Conflicting Partisan Priorities for U.S. Foreign Policy
The public’s leading long-range foreign policy goals for the United States are focused on security, including economic security.
Defending against terrorism has remained a top policy priority for Americans since 9/11
Around seven-in-ten Americans or more have seen defending against terrorism as a top priority for the White House and Congress since early 2002.
About a fifth of Americans cite 9/11 response as event that made them most proud of U.S.
The Sept. 11 attacks united Americans in a way that few other historical events have.
Like most Americans, U.S. Muslims concerned about extremism in the name of Islam
About eight-in-ten U.S. Muslims (82%) say they are either very (66%) or somewhat concerned (16%) about extremism committed in the name of Islam around the world.
Majorities in Europe, North America worried about Islamic extremism
People across Europe and in the U.S. and Canada have pervasive concerns about the threat of Islamic extremism in their countries.
Americans divided in views of use of torture in U.S. anti-terror efforts
Overall, 48% of Americans say there are some circumstances under which the use of torture is acceptable in U.S. anti-terrorism efforts.
4 factors driving anti-establishment sentiment in Europe
Learn more about a variety of factors driving the anti-establishment sentiments that are spreading throughout much of Europe.
15 Years After 9/11, a Sharp Partisan Divide on Ability of Terrorists to Strike U.S.
As the 15th anniversary of 9/11 approaches, partisan differences over the ability of terrorists to launch a major attack on the United States are now as wide as at any point dating back to 2002.
Europeans back anti-ISIS campaign but have doubts about use of force in fighting terror
After a year of escalating terror attacks against Western targets, people across Europe are widely supportive of U.S.-led military action against the Islamic militant group known as ISIS.
In debates, voters want to hear most about terrorism and the economy
Given the chance to decide how much time is spent on each of 10 specific issues, voters would allocate more time to discussions of the candidates’ plans on keeping the U.S. safe from terrorism and on economic growth and much less time to discussion of abortion policy.