Fact Tank Feb. 14, 2014

As U.S. role in Afghanistan nears an end, more Americans see failure than success

About half of Americans say the U.S. has mostly failed to achieve its goals in Afghanistan.

U.S. Politics Jan. 30, 2014

More Say U.S. Has Failed than Succeeded in Iraq, Afghanistan

Fewer than half of Republicans, Democrats and independents say the U.S. has mostly succeeded in achieving its goals in either country. Public evaluations of both wars have turned more negative in recent years.

Fact Tank Nov. 19, 2013

Beirut bombings follow fears of Syrian war fallout

A pair of suicide bombings today struck near the Iranian Embassy in Lebanon, the latest violence in a country where concerns have run high about Iran’s influence and the spillover of violence from the civil war in Syria.

Fact Tank Nov. 1, 2013

Americans divided over whether U.S. achieved its goals in Iraq

A decade after the U.S. invasion of Iraq, 46% of Americans believe the U.S. achieved its goals there while 43% said it had not.

Fact Tank Oct. 23, 2013

Report questions drone use, widely unpopular globally, but not in the U.S.

A new report raises “serious concerns” about the U.S. drone campaign in Pakistan. U.S. public opinion about the use of drones in general sharply differs from the widespread opposition to the missile strikes among other nations.

Fact Tank Oct. 4, 2013

Most U.S. Jews believe two-state solution is possible, but many doubt leaders’ efforts are sincere

American Jews are skeptical that either Israeli or Palestinian leaders are making a sincere effort to reach a peace settlement.

U.S. Politics Sep. 9, 2013

Opposition to Syrian Airstrikes Surges

There is increased opposition to U.S. airstrikes in Syria, as many undecided Americans have turned against the idea. Obama’s job approval has slipped into negative territory — particularly on foreign policy — and most say Congress should have the final say on Syria.

Fact Tank Sep. 5, 2013

The growing number of Syrian refugees

The number of Syrians who have left the country over the past two years. About half are under 18.

Fact Tank Sep. 4, 2013

Obama makes his case for Syrian airstrikes: Is it working?

While Barack Obama has an uphill battle if he wants to win over public support for military airstrikes in Syria, there are signs that opinions may have shifted over the course of the weekend.

U.S. Politics Sep. 3, 2013

Public Largely Opposes Syrian Airstrikes

By a 48% to 29% margin, more Americans oppose than support conducting military airstrikes against Syria. There is also broad concern over the possible consequences of military action in Syria and little optimism it will be effective.