Public attitudes toward American foreign policy are in flux. After years of war in the Middle East, polling in and recorded historically low support for global engagement, and the election of Donald Trump in led many in Washington to worry about whether the American public was turning inward. It turns out that American internationalism is not dead, but simply evolving. The rise of the Millennial Generation and sagging public support for traditional American foreign policy are connected.
Americans' views of foreign policy | Pew Research Center
Enter your mobile number or email address below and we'll send you a link to download the free Kindle App. Then you can start reading Kindle books on your smartphone, tablet, or computer - no Kindle device required. To get the free app, enter your mobile phone number. Holsti explores the poorly understood role of public opinion in international affairs, looking at Americans' capacity to make informed judgments about issues far removed from their personal experience.
Public Opinion and American Foreign Policy, Revised Edition
Philip J. Powlick, Andrew Z. This article provides an overview of a broad range of literatures in the development of a framework that specifies the role of public opinion in U. Normally, public opinion is latent on foreign policy issues with decision makers only concerned about the potential activation of popular interest. In the absence of public activation, officials feel free to act.
In an international order where there is one unrivaled superpower, foreign policy experts agree that U. But that is an assumption that is not necessarily shared by the American public, based on the findings of a new study Worlds Apart: U. In every age group polled, respondents exhibited a waning appetite for the obligations and impositions of imperial governance. Americans have been skeptical of overseas interventions for decades now. But this study provides the clearest picture yet of how Americans view the world at a moment when U.