US Isolationism Has Few Takers Abroad

Pew survey finds isolationist policies would be ‘unpopular’.

PEW-FEATURE
Panelists engage on the topic of US involvement abroad on July 1. Atlantic Council. 

Amid global trends of isolationism and proposals from Donald Trump for US disengagement, an international survey conducted by Pew Research Center suggests that isolationist policies would be “unpopular” if enacted by the next US administration.

“If you look at our data… in different ways it’s clear that people are still looking for engagement with the United States. They want economic engagement, diplomatic engagement; they want the US to play a security role,” said Richard Wike, director of Global Attitudes Research at Pew, at the Atlantic Council in Washington on June 29.

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