Tuesday, April 9, 2013

Few Americans Believe UN is Doing a Good Job, But Most Believe it has Necessary Role

Americans remain committed idealists in terms of their hope for the efficacy of diplomacy and multilateralism.  In spite of the United Nations’ lack of influence in most of the major conflict areas of the world – Syria, Israel/Gaza and West Bank, the Korean peninsula, and Iran – 66 percent of Americans believe the UN plays “a necessary role in the world today,” although only 35 percent believe it is “doing a good job” solving problems.

Democrats and the Millennial Generation are much more optimistic about the UN, but even a majority of them don’t believe the UN is doing a good job.

See Gallup: Americans say UN is need, but doubt its effectiveness

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