Fact Tank May. 22, 2015

Memorial Day: About half of veterans of post-9/11 wars served with someone who was killed

About half of Iraq and Afghanistan war veterans (47%) said that they served with a comrade that had been killed. That number rises to 62% among soldiers who were in combat.

Fact Tank Apr. 30, 2015

40 years after fall of Saigon, Vietnamese see U.S. as key ally

Four decades after the controversial war, the Vietnamese public sees the United States as a helpful ally and even embraces some of the core tenets of capitalism.

Fact Tank Apr. 24, 2015

Refugees stream into Europe, where they are not welcomed with open arms

Many Europeans, especially in the continent’s south, hold negative views of immigrants and are concerned about new arrivals from outside the EU.

Fact Tank Apr. 15, 2015

For the U.S. and Japan, legacy of WWII is still painful

The U.S. dropping atomic bombs on Hiroshima and Nagasaki has long divided Americans and Japanese: 56% of Americans say it was justified, versus 14% of Japanese.

Global Apr. 7, 2015

Americans, Japanese Trust and Respect Each Other

Americans and Japanese share a deep mutual respect and trust of one another. But both nations are wary of China and differ on whether Japan should play a more active military role in the Asia-Pacific region.

U.S. Politics Feb. 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.

U.S. Politics Feb. 23, 2015

Increased Public Support for the U.S. Arming Ukraine

As fighting continues in eastern Ukraine between government forces and Russian-backed rebels, the public has become more supportive of sending arms to the Ukrainian government and increasing sanctions on Russia.

Fact Tank Dec. 9, 2014

Americans’ views on use of torture in fighting terrorism have been mixed

In August 2011, 53% of Americans said the use of torture to question suspected terrorists could be often or sometimes justified, while 42% said it could only rarely be justified or not justified at all.

U.S. Politics Oct. 22, 2014

Support for U.S. Campaign against ISIS

The public continues to support the U.S. military campaign against Islamic militants in Iraq and Syria. But most Americans say the U.S. military effort against ISIS is not going well.

Fact Tank Sep. 17, 2014

Young Americans divided over striking ISIS

Majorities of Republicans and Democrats approve of President Obama’s military plan against ISIS, but one group is not quite on board: younger people.