2015 Chicago Council Survey of American Public Opinion and U.S. Foreign Policy (ICPSR 36437)

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Craig Kafura, Chicago Council on Global Affairs; Dina Smeltz, Chicago Council on Global Affairs; Karl Friedhoff, Chicago Council on Global Affairs; Ivo Daalder, Chicago Council on Global Affairs; Gregory Holyk, Langer Research Associates; Joshua Busby, University of Texas-Austin

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https://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR36437.v1

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The Chicago Council Surveys are part of a long-running series of public opinion surveys conducted by The Chicago Council on Global Affairs beginning in 1974. They were conducted quadrennially from 1974 to 2002, biennially from 2002 to 2014, and are now conducted annually. The surveys are designed to investigate the opinions and attitudes of the general public on matters related to foreign policy, and to define the parameters of public opinion within which decision-makers must operate. This public opinion study of the United States focused on respondents' opinions of the United States' leadership role in the world and the challenges the country faces domestically and internationally. Data were collected on a wide range of international topics, including: United States' relations with other countries, role in foreign affairs, possible threats to vital interests in the next ten years, foreign policy goals, situations that might justify the use of United States troops in other parts of the world, international trade, United States' participation in potential treaties, U.S. policy towards Russia in Ukraine, the embargo on Cuba and the effects of renewed diplomatic relations with Havana, views of the nuclear deal with Iran and what effects that deal is likely to have, and United States' relations with allies in Asia. Respondents were also asked their opinion on domestic issues including climate change, measures to improve the United States' economic competitiveness, and their views on US immigration policy. Demographic information collected includes age, gender, race/ethnicity, marital status, left-right political self-placement, political affiliation, employment status, highest level of education, and religious preference, household income, state of residence, and living quarters ownership status.

Kafura, Craig, Smeltz, Dina, Friedhoff, Karl, Daalder, Ivo, Holyk, Gregory, and Busby, Joshua. 2015 Chicago Council Survey of American Public Opinion and U.S. Foreign Policy. Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research [distributor], 2016-07-29. https://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR36437.v1

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2015-05-21 -- 2015-05-25, 2015-05-28 -- 2015-06-17

Additional information about the 2015 Chicago Council Survey of American Public Opinion and U.S. Foreign Policy can be found at the Chicago Council on Global Affairs Web site.

The purpose of this study was to examine the attitudes and perceptions of adult Americans across a range of domestic and international public policy issues.

The Gfk Group (Gfk, formerly Knowledge Networks) conducted the 2015 Chicago Council Survey on behalf of the Chicago Council of Global Affairs. GfK sampled 3,583 respondents from its KnowledgePanel, a probability-based web panel designed to be representative of the United States. For additional information on sampling, please refer to the "Original P.I. Documentation" section of the ICPSR Codebook.

Cross-sectional

Non-institutionalized adults aged 18 and over residing in the United States.

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61 percent

2016-07-29

2018-02-15 The citation of this study may have changed due to the new version control system that has been implemented. The previous citation was:
  • Kafura, Craig, Dina Smeltz, Karl Friedhoff, Ivo Daalder, Gregory Holyk, and Joshua Busby. 2015 Chicago Council Survey of American Public Opinion and U.S. Foreign Policy. ICPSR36437-v1. Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research [distributor], 2016-07-29. http://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR36437.v1

2016-07-29 ICPSR data undergo a confidentiality review and are altered when necessary to limit the risk of disclosure. ICPSR also routinely creates ready-to-go data files along with setups in the major statistical software formats as well as standard codebooks to accompany the data. In addition to these procedures, ICPSR performed the following processing steps for this data collection:

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The data are not weighted, however, the data includes a weight variable (WEIGHT) that should be used when analyzing the data. For more information details about weighting, please refer to the "Original P.I. Documentation" section of the ICPSR Codebook.

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  • Data in this collection are available only to users at ICPSR member institutions.

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