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President Joe Biden's job approval rating is a steady 42%, but his handling of the pandemic (53%) and the situation with Russia (42%) has each risen six points since last month.

Americans are strongly supportive of Ukraine and overwhelmingly favor economic sanctions against Russia.

Americans continue to express greater sympathy for the Israelis than the Palestinians in the Middle East conflict, but pro-Palestinian sentiment continues to inch upward.

Americans view Canada, Great Britain, France and Japan the best of 19 countries asked about -- and North Korea, Afghanistan, Iran, Russia and Iraq the worst.

Americans' generally positive views of the military provide context for several aspects of an increased focus on defense-sector investment resulting from the war in Ukraine.

Sixty-one percent of U.S. adults see foreign trade as an opportunity for economic growth, the lowest since 2016 before a surge during the Donald Trump presidency.

Americans rated various forms of terrorism, development of nuclear weapons by unfriendly countries, and China's military power as the top critical threats to U.S. vital interests, just before the Russian invasion of Ukraine.

While 16% of Americans say the U.S. is No. 1 in the world economically, they are much more likely to view it as the No. 1 military power.

Americans see much room for improvement in the nation's global position and image. The majority of Democrats are content with the nation's status, while most Republicans are dismayed.

Fifty-two percent of Americans see the Russia-Ukraine conflict as a vital threat to U.S. interests, while U.S. sympathies lay largely with Ukraine. A record 85% view Russia unfavorably, while 62% view Ukraine positively.

President Joe Biden's overall job approval rating, and his ratings for handling the economy and foreign affairs, are steady near 40%.

Majorities of Americans disapprove of President Joe Biden's handling of his job as president and five other key issues.

Americans' trust in various aspects of the U.S. government is low, including 39% who trust the federal government to handle international problems.