Americans see China as a growing superpower – and increasingly say it is the world’s leading economy.
Attitudes toward NATO have grown more positive: 67% express a favorable opinion of the organization, up from 61% in 2021.
72% of Americans have confidence in Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy, higher than any other international leader asked about.
About a third of adults (32%) say the U.S. is providing about the right amount of support for Ukraine, while a larger share (42%) says it should be providing more support; just 7% say it is giving Ukraine too much support.
U.S. veterans have mixed views of Afghanistan withdrawal but are highly critical of how Biden handled it
Veterans and non-veterans in the United States largely align when it comes to the decision to pull all troops out of Afghanistan.
Twenty years ago, Americans came together – bonded by sadness and patriotism – after the 9/11 terrorist attacks. But a review of public opinion in the two decades since finds that unity was fleeting. It also shows how support for the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq was strong initially but fell over time.
Majority of U.S. public favors Afghanistan troop withdrawal; Biden criticized for his handling of situation
54% of U.S. adults say the decision to withdraw troops from Afghanistan was the right one, while 42% say it was wrong.
Jewish Americans – much like the U.S. public overall – hold widely differing views on Israel and its political leadership.
The United Nations is broadly credited with promoting peace and human rights as younger adults are more supportive of cooperation with other countries.
The gender gap in party identification remains the widest in a quarter century.