While Americans and Japanese trust each other, both are wary of China, and they differ in their views of what role Japan's military should play.
More Americans approve (49%) than disapprove (40%) of the U.S. negotiating directly with Iran over its nuclear program. But most are skeptical of whether Iranian leaders are serious about the issue.
Polls show an American public that is deeply skeptical of an agreement and shows little trust in Iran's leadership.
Four-in-ten (38%) have a favorable view of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, compared with 27% who hold an unfavorable view. But 35% express no opinion, including many (23%) who have never heard of him.
Fully 63% of Americans approve of the Obama administration’s decision in December to re-establish diplomatic ties with Cuba after more than 50 years.
Trade is shaping up as a major issue on the 2015 legislative agenda, with Congressional leaders and Obama suggesting bilateral cooperation on U.S. trade agendas. Indeed, a Pew Research Center survey suggests such bipartisan efforts also could find public support.
President Obama's change in policy towards Cuba comes as the Cuban American population itself is changing—in its demographics, views of U.S.-Cuba policy, and its politics.
The impact of the “Fall of the Wall” on American opinions about the Cold War were as profound as the event was dramatic.
Developing countries provide the strongest support for international trade and foreign investment, while people in many advanced economies are skeptical. Americans are among the least likely to hold a positive view of the impact of trade on jobs and wages.
The crises in the Middle East with ISIS and the power struggle with Russian in the Ukraine have caused Americans shift to their views on U.S. global involvement.