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by Justin McCarthy

Gallup will release the findings of its annual World Affairs survey in the coming weeks.

by Frank Newport

Healthcare, the economy and immigration are A-list issues in the 2020 election, while other issues are broadly important but not top of mind.

by Lydia Saad

As leaders gather for NATO's 70-year anniversary, Gallup reviews its archives for insights on what Americans think about the longtime defense pact.

On Sept. 1, 1939, Nazi Germany invaded Poland. At the time, Americans favored supporting the Poles, up to a point.

by V. Lance Tarrance

As President Donald Trump continues to question traditional U.S. foreign policy, public opinion is mixed on how the U.S. should engage with the world.

by V. Lance Tarrance

When Americans' preferences for the U.S. role in world affairs are layered with their views on military spending, five distinct foreign policy types emerge.

by Frank Newport

Americans hold the military in high regard, but with an already-increased defense budget, relatively few say the U.S. spends too little on the military.

by Frank Newport

President Donald Trump's desired changes to U.S. international relationships reflect American public opinion in some ways, but not in others.