While the party retains its advantage over the Democrats on handling terrorism, it has lost ground on immigration and foreign policy, and 68% of the public sees the Republican Party as “mostly divided.”
Democrats and Democratic-leaning independents are about three times as likely as Republicans and Republican leaners to say the U.S. has a responsibility to accept refugees from Syria.
More than 1,800 refugees from Iran, Iraq, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria and Yemen have resettled in the U.S. since a federal court judge suspended key parts of an executive order President Donald Trump signed on Jan. 27 that restricted travel from these seven nations.
U.S. negativity toward China increased by 26 percentage points since 2006, and it has been higher than Chinese negativity toward the U.S. every year since 2014.
Overall, 48% of Americans say there are some circumstances under which the use of torture is acceptable in U.S. anti-terrorism efforts.
Those in Western Europe who favor right-wing populist parties are significantly more likely than those who do not to express confidence in Putin, as well as to prefer to move past disputes over Russia’s foreign policy in favor of a strong economic relationship.
When he takes office next week, President-elect Donald Trump will inherit an array of global threats in the view of the public.
Among those aware of allegations, 72% say Russia was definitely or probably behind the hacks, versus 24% who think it was definitely or probably not.
At least four secretaries of state previously worked as top executives for large private-sector companies.
Millions of people around the world have migrated to the U.S. and other countries in recent years – some voluntarily, others to flee political turmoil, persecution or war.