Fact Tank May. 24, 2013

On Memorial Day, public pride in veterans, but at a distance

As the nation prepares to celebrate Memorial Day, most Americans have feelings of pride in the soldiers who fought in America’s post-9/11 conflicts. But the public that will be observing the holiday is also one increasingly disconnected from the military.

Fact Tank May. 23, 2013

Kerry faces public skepticism among Israelis and Palestinians in effort to revive peace process

As Secretary of State John Kerry visits the Middle East this week in the hope of reinvigorating the dormant Israeli-Palestinian peace process, he will confront considerable public skepticism in the region about the prospects for peace.

Fact Tank May. 16, 2013

Turkey’s leader urges more aid for Syrian rebels, but most Turks say no

As Turkey’s Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan meets with President Obama today, his calls for more Western aid to Syrian rebels put him at odds with Turkish public opinion. A Pew Research survey conducted earlier this spring found that 68% of Turks opposed Western countries sending weapons and other supplies to anti-government rebels in Syria — […]

Pew Research Center May. 16, 2013

Turkey’s Leader Urges More Aid for Syrian Rebels, but Most Turks Say No

As Turkey’s Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan meets with President Obama today, his calls for more Western aid to Syrian rebels put him at odds with Turkish public opinion.

Global May. 9, 2013

Many Israelis and Palestinians Want Larger Role for Obama

While Israelis and Palestinians differ widely in their outlook for a peaceful resolution of their longstanding conflict, both want U.S. President Barack Obama to play a larger role in resolving the Israeli-Palestinian stalemate.

Global May. 1, 2013

Middle East Publics Fear Spread of Syrian Violence

Despite worries, there is little regional support for military intervention by Western or Arab countries.

U.S. Politics Apr. 9, 2013

Public Divided over North Korea’s Intentions, Capability

While the public is divided over whether North Korea is willing and capable of following through on its threats against the United States, most Americans say the U.S. should take the threats very seriously.

U.S. Politics Mar. 19, 2013

Public Remains Supportive of Israel, Wary of Iran

As Barack Obama arrives in the Middle East this week, the sympathies of the American public remain firmly with Israel in its dispute with the Palestinians.

U.S. Politics Mar. 7, 2013

After Fight Over CIA Director Ends, A Look at Public Opinion on Drones

The Senate on Thursday confirmed John Brennan to be the new director of the CIA after several senators took part in a filibuster focusing on the administration’s drone strategy. A majority of Americans support drone strikes against suspected terrorist targets abroad, but some (31%) express concerns are about the legality of the program.

Global Dec. 28, 2012

What Americans Want in 2013

As Americans make their New Year’s resolutions, gazing into their crystal balls in anticipation of 2013, they are pessimistic about the economy, doubtful about Washington avoiding the fiscal cliff and worried about rising inequality and economic unfairness.