Washington, DC, February 07, 2013 --(PR.com
)-- In January, MPO Research Group asked how Americans feel about the country’s involvement with the UN. Overall, approximately a quarter of respondents are happy with the current level of involvement. 20% say the US should be moderately more involved with the international peacekeeping organization, and 15.8% think the US should be significantly more involved. 16.7% would like to see the US moderately less involved and 18.3% would like a significant decrease in involvement. 4.4% say the US should withdraw from the UN.
Women are more supportive of involvement with the UN than men are. 16.7% of women think the US should be significantly more involved, compared to 14.9% of men; 25.9% of women think the US should be moderately involved, compared to only 14.2% of men. Conversely, 23.8% of men think the US should be significantly less involved with the UN, compared to only 12.8% of women. 6.4% of men and 2.5% of women think the US should withdraw from the organization.
Older people are most likely to support withdrawing from the UN, while younger Americans seem to feel that the US is not involved enough.
No respondents under 30 felt that the US should withdraw from the UN, though 4.6% aged 30-39, 4.1% aged 40-49, 4.2% aged 50-59 and 5.4% over 60 say that this is a good idea.
Over half of the youngest group of respondents (18-19) think that the US should be significantly more involved: 54.5%. 20.4% of those 20-29 feel this way, 16.9% aged 30-39, 5.1% aged 40-49, 17.5% aged 50-59 and 15.4% over 60.
Caucasian Americans would most like to limit the US’s involvement with the UN: 4.4% would like to withdraw, 19.9% would like to be significantly less involved and 17.9% would like to be moderately less involved.
Asian Americans are the happiest with the current level of involvement: 38.5% say things should stay the same. They are also the least supportive of decreasing involvement: 7.7% say the US should be moderately less involved, 7.7% say the US should be significantly less involved and none think the US should withdraw.
African Americans are the most supportive of increasing American involvement with the UN: 34.4% say the US should be moderately more involved, and 26.7% say the US should be significantly more involved.
Surveys are conducted by MPO from a national panel of over 5,000 randomly selected individuals in the United States, accurately reflecting all backgrounds in terms of age, education, ethnicity, gender and political affiliation. MPO is a self-funded, independent and non-partisan research and news organization. News stories from its monthly research surveys can be found on www.mpopost.com.
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