U.S. Seen as Less Important, China as More Powerful Isolationist Sentiment Surges to Four-Decade High

20 01 2010

URL: http://people-press.org/report/569/americas-place-in-the-world
Source: Pew Research Center

The general public and members of the Council on Foreign Relations are apprehensive and uncertain about America’s place in the world. Growing numbers in both groups see the United States playing a less important role globally, while acknowledging the increasing stature of China. And the general public, which is in a decidedly inward-looking frame of mind when it comes to global affairs, is less supportive of increasing the number of U.S. troops in Afghanistan than are CFR members.

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