Comprehensive Analysis of Polls Reveals Americans’ Attitudes on US Role in the World
Program on International Policy Attitudes (PIPA)
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Many people have the impression that polls produce highly discrepant findings that simply do not add up. However scholars of public opinion have found that by organizing public opinion research across studies and carefully reading the wording of questions there is actually a coherent pattern of majority opinion behind numerous poll results—including ones which on the surface may appear contradictory.