For over fifteen years, the bipartisan research team of Public Opinion Strategies and Hart Research Associates have conducted research on American attitudes toward the United Nations.

The latest poll, conducted in September 2021, found that Americans want the the U.S. to stay engaged in the UN (84 percent). In particular, voters overwhelmingly believe important functions of the United Nations today are to help stop the spread of COVID-19 overseas in poor and developing countries (82 percent) and provide humanitarian support on the ground in Afghanistan (90 percent). This holds true across party lines.

Even as Americans grappled with the economic impacts of COVID-19 at home, majorities of voters continue to support the U.S. paying our dues for the UN regular budget (63 percent favor) and for UN peacekeeping (68 percent favor) on time and in full.