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.
Public Skeptical of Decision to Hold Olympic Games in Russia
Extremists, cyber-attacks top Americans' security threat list
While Americans say they want the U.S. to mind its own business and focus on issues at home, they remain concerned about the security threats that face the nation in 2014.
Video: Americans Grow More Pessimistic about U.S. Role in World Affairs
Highlights from the report: Public Sees U.S. Power Declining as Support for Global Engagement Slips. For the first time in nearly a half century of polling – a majority agrees that the United States should mind its own business internationally.
Public Sees U.S. Power Declining as Support for Global Engagement Slips
U.S. spends over $16 billion annually on counter-terrorism
Amount the U.S. intelligence community proposed to spend on counter-terrorism in fiscal 2013.
Muslim Publics Share Concerns about Extremist Groups
Most Americans see terrorism as part of life in the future
Three-quarters of Americans said in the wake of the Boston bombings that occasional acts of terrorism will be part of U.S. life in the future.
Republicans, Democrats both divided on whether media should report on secret anti-terror methods
Just over half of Democrats and Republicans think news organizations should not report the government’s secret anti-terrorism methods.
Few See Adequate Limits on NSA Surveillance Program
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