Public Uncertain, Divided Over America’s Place in the World

Public Uncertain, Divided Over America’s Place in the World. Pew Research Center. May 5, 2016.

The public views America’s role in the world with considerable apprehension and concern. In fact, most Americans say it would be better if the U.S. just dealt with its own problems and let other countries deal with their own problems as best they can. With the United States facing an array of global threats, public support for increased defense spending has climbed to its highest level since a month after the 9/11 terrorist attacks, when 50% favored more defense spending. [Note: contains copyrighted material].

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