Public Agenda

Confidence in U.S. Foreign Policy Index: Volume 3 Spring 2006

Anxious Public Sees Growing Dangers, Few Solutions


Americans see a world of growing dangers, few solutions and little in U.S. foreign policy that seems to be working, according to the latest Public Agenda Confidence in U.S. Foreign Policy Index. This edition of the index introduces the "Anxiety Indicator," tracking the public's overall outlook on world affairs. The Fall 2006 indicator shows that public anxiety on international affairs is at high levels (a score of 130 on a 200-point scale), enough to show a deep dissatisfaction with current policies.

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