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Wednesday, May 9, 2018

Experts v. General Public on Foreign Policy Threats

 Our textbook discusses deliberation and the frequent gaps between expert opinion and the general public.

Jacob Poushter at Pew:
U.S. foreign policy scholars are more concerned about climate change – and less worried about ISIS and refugees – than both average Americans and general publics abroad.
The international relations scholars in question shared their views via a survey conducted by the Teaching, Research and International Policy (TRIP) Project. The questions posed to these U.S. academics were mirrored in a 2017 Pew Research Center survey of publics in 37 countries, plus the United States.