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New Poll Underscores Bipartisan U.S. Support for the United Nations


In a poll of nearly two thousand registered voters73% of respondents from across the political spectrum support America’s engagement with the United Nations 

Conducted by Morning Consult in August 2023, the survey finds that roughly two-thirds of Republicans and 86% of Democrats believe it’s important for the U.S. to “maintain an active role” in the UN. UN favorability stood at 52%, with a plurality of Republicans saying they view the UN in a positive light. More than half of all voters support paying full dues to the UN’s regular budgetand an even greater percentage (nearly 60%) are in favor of paying dues to the UN’s peacekeeping budget. 

These numbers reflect similar nationwide data – including a 2023 survey by Pew Research – noting strong UN favorability among Americans. 

As Congress considers making drastic cuts in U.S. contributions to the UN, this is a powerful reminder that Americans value the institution and want the U.S. to stay involved,” said Peter Yeo, President of the Better World Campaign. “The UN is a critical space for the U.S. to demonstrate our global leadership and support our allies. Americans clearly understand that it’s in our best interest to nurture this vital relationship.

Read the complete survey here. 

A note on data collection: For nearly two decades, the Better World Campaign has surveyed Americans about their attitudes toward the United Nations. While the questions in this year’s poll remain consistent with prior years, the methodology used to compile results vary. Nevertheless, data continues to reflect steady support of the UN and UN Peacekeeping Operations. The poll conducted by Morning Consult has a margin of error of +/- 2.   

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