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2022 Chicago Council Survey

RESEARCH
Public Opinion Survey by Coauthors

The Chicago Council Survey provides the most comprehensive view of American public opinion on US foreign policy issues, highlighting critical trends and shifts in thinking over time since 1974.

American and Ukrainian flags fly side by side
Reuters
Public Opinion

Most Americans No Longer View COVID-19 as a Critical Threat

RESEARCH
Public Opinion Survey by Phillip Meng

President Biden declared that "the pandemic is over." Council polling shows that when it comes to security and foreign policy, most Americans agree.

a blue face mask left on the ground
Reuters
Public Opinion

Democrats and Republicans Split over Immigration Levels

RESEARCH
Public Opinion Survey by Craig Kafura

But American concern about large numbers of immigrants and refugees coming into the country has steadily decreased over the past decades.

Citizenship candidates stand for a naturalization ceremony in New York City
Reuters
Immigration and Migration

Americans See Europe as Most Critical Region for US Security

RESEARCH
Public Opinion Survey by Dina Smeltz

Public support for US military bases on the continent is also on the rise, Council polling reveals.

President Joe Biden participates in a secure video call with European leaders, Monday, January 24, 2022, in the White House Situation Room.
Public Opinion

Support for US Commitment to NATO at 48-Year High

RESEARCH
Public Opinion Survey by Craig Kafura

And bipartisan majorities of Americans support admitting new members to the alliance, Council polling shows.

President Joe Biden speaks at a press conference on the final day of the NATO Summit in Madrid
Reuters
Public Opinion

Americans More Threatened by Russia Than China

RESEARCH
Public Opinion Survey by Dina Smeltz

American feelings toward Russia and China are lower than during the Cold War, Council polling shows.

Russian President Putin meets Chinese President Xi in Beijing
Reuters
Public Opinion

Americans Support a US Return to Iran Nuclear Deal

RESEARCH
Public Opinion Survey by Coauthors

But the public is divided on whether Washington can stave off a nuclear Tehran forever, Council polling shows.

The atomic symbol and the Iranian flag
Reuters
Public Opinion

Americans Continue to Back South Korea

RESEARCH
Public Opinion Survey by Karl Friedhoff

A majority support using US troops to defend Seoul should North Korea invade, Council polling shows.

Presidents Biden and Yoon meet in South Korea
Public Opinion

Republicans More Conservative Than Democrats Are Liberal

RESEARCH
Public Opinion Survey by Coauthors

And the ideological split between parties continues to widen, new Council polling shows.

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Canva
Public Opinion

21 Years after 9/11, Americans Are Less Concerned about Terrorism

RESEARCH
Public Opinion Survey by Coauthors

In 2002, nine in 10 Americans saw international terrorism as a critical threat. About six in 10 do today, Council polling shows.

The American flag flies at Ground Zero in New York City
Public Opinion