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23 Nation Poll Finds Strong Support for Dramatic Changes at U.N.: Citizens of All Countries Polled Favor Adding New Permanent Members to UN Security Council
A BBC World Service poll that surveyed 23 countries finds nearly universal support for dramatic reforms in the United Nations in parallel with a desire for increased UN power in the world. Majorities throughout the world ...
U.S. Public Supports Putting Iraq Operation Under U.N.:Operation Perceived As Not Going Well But Support for Staying Course Still Strong
A strong majority of Americans would apparently support the president’s September 7 proposal to get U.N. backing and more international participation for the Iraq operation. According to a new PIPA/Knowledge Networks poll ...
Publics in Developed Countries Ready to Contribute Funds Necessary to Cut Hunger in Half By 2015
A new WorldPublicOpinion.org poll finds that majorities in all eight developed countries polled are willing to contribute the funds necessary to cut hunger and severe poverty in half by the year 2015. This constitutes one ...
Americans on Intervention in Liberia: Support for Contributing US Troops to Liberia Soft but Growing
A poll on contributing US troops to a UN peacekeeping operation in Liberia, conducted by Gallup July 25-27, finds a strong 63% approving – up from 57% when Gallup asked the same question July 7-9. This upward movement may ...
19 Nation Poll on Global Issues: World Public Opinion Says World Not Going in Right Direction; Linked to Widespread Negative Views of US Influence
A majority of people in the world do not feel the world is going in the right direction, a view strongly linked to the view--held by a majority--that the United States is not having a positive influence in the world. A ...
Americans Support Spending Increases to Meet Millennium Development Goals: But Only If Other Developed Countries Do Their Part
At the UN World Summit this week, a major focus of discussion will be an assessment of how the developed countries are doing in meeting the Millennium Developmental Goals agreed on in 2000. These call for meeting eight key ...
Majorities Reject Banning Defamation of Religion: 20 Nation Poll
As the UN General Assembly prepares to debate a proposal calling for nations to take action against the defamation of religion, majorities in 13 of 20 nations polled around the world support the right to criticize a religion.
Americans Strongly Support UN in Principle, Despite Reservations about Performance
Most Americans believe the United Nations should be stronger and that it plays a necessary role in the world. Americans are dissatisfied, however, with how well the United Nations is carrying out its mission. A comprehensive ...
Americans Say U.S. Should Comply with U.N. Judgment and Change Treatment of Guantanamo Detainees: Large Majority Generally Favors Giving International Courts Broad Authority Seven in Ten Reject Idea of Exceptions for US
Two in three Americans say the United States should change the way it treats detainees at Guantanamo Bay as prescribed by the UN Commission on Human Rights. Americans generally support giving international courts broad ...
U.S. Public Supports Expanding Afghanistan U.N. Peacekeeping Force Beyond Kabul: Willing to Contribute U.S. Troops
A new PIPA/Knowledge Networks poll finds that a two-thirds majority—66 percent—says that the United States should approve of the expansion of the UN peacekeeping force beyond Kabul so as to cover other areas of Afghanistan ...