U.S. PoliticsDecember 15, 2015

5 facts about Republicans and national security

When GOP presidential candidates meet in Las Vegas tonight for their sixth debate, terrorism, foreign policy and national security are expected to be major topics.

U.S. PoliticsDecember 15, 2015

Views of Government’s Handling of Terrorism Fall to Post-9/11 Low

Americans’ concerns about terrorism surged and ratings of the U.S. government’s handling of it plummeted following attacks in Paris and California.

GlobalNovember 17, 2015

In nations with significant Muslim populations, much disdain for ISIS

Most people in the countries we surveyed – including 11 countries with significant Muslim populations – had negative views of the Islamic State extremist group as of spring.

U.S. PoliticsJuly 22, 2015

A Year Later, U.S. Campaign Against ISIS Garners Support

Nearly a year after the United States launched its first airstrikes against ISIS, the public remains broadly supportive of the military campaign.

GlobalMarch 24, 2015

6 facts about public opinion in Nigeria before election day

Nigerians head to the polls this weekend for a long-delayed presidential election. Here’s what they had to say about the state of their country when we surveyed them in the spring of 2014.

U.S. PoliticsFebruary 24, 2015

Growing Support for Campaign Against ISIS

About twice as many Americans approve (63%) as disapprove (30%) of the U.S. military campaign against ISIS. While the idea of sending ground troops is more divisive, it draws higher support than it did four months ago.

GlobalFebruary 5, 2015

Widespread concerns about extremism in Muslim nations, and little support for it

The horrific murder of Jordanian pilot Moaz al-Kasasbeh has generated shock and outrage around the globe. And if recent history is a guide, this brutal act will only deepen opposition to ISIS, and to violent extremism more generally, in Jordan and other predominantly Muslim nations.

U.S. PoliticsJanuary 12, 2015

Many in U.S. followed Charlie Hebdo story closely, but past terrorist incidents abroad drew more attention

The attack on the offices of the satirical French magazine Charlie Hebdo claiming 12 lives was the most closely followed news in the U.S. last week, but interest in the story was not as high when compared with four previous terrorist incidents abroad.

U.S. PoliticsJanuary 12, 2015

Americans’ Terrorism Worries Hold Steady After Paris Attacks

There has been little change in the public’s worries about an imminent terrorist attack in the United States, even in the aftermath of the deadly shootings in Paris.

U.S. PoliticsDecember 15, 2014

Half See CIA Interrogation Methods as Justified

Following the Senate Intelligence Committee’s report on post-9/11 CIA interrogation practices, 51% of Americans say these CIA methods were justified, compared with 29% who say they were not.