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The Program on International Policy Attitudes (PIPA) studies public opinion on international issues. PIPA is a joint program of the Center on Policy Attitudes (COPA) and the Center for International and Security Studies at Maryland (CISSM), University of Maryland.
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Print Publications (1994-2001)

Americans on the War on Terrorism: A Study of US Public Attitudes (November 13, 2001)
Americans on Foreign Aid and World Hunger: A Study of U.S. Public Attitudes (November 13, 2001)
*Americans on Globalization: A Study of US Public Attitudes (March 28, 2000)
*Americans on Kosovo: A Study of US Public Attitudes (May 11, 1999)
*Seeking a New Balance: A Study of American and European Public Attitudes on Transatlantic Issues (June 26, 1998)
*Americans on UN Dues and IMF Funding (April 24, 1998)
*Americans on NATO Enlargement (February 23, 1998)
*The Foreign Policy Gap: How Policymakers Misread the Public (October 20, 1997)
*An Emerging Consensus: A Study of American Public Attitudes on America’s Role in the World (July 10, 1996)
*Americans on Bosnia (May 16, 1995)
*Americans on Foreign Aid (March 1, 1995)
*US Public Attitudes on US Involvement in Bosnia (May 4, 1994)
*US Public Attitudes on Involvement in Somalia (October 26, 1993)
*US Public Opinion on Intervention in Bosnia (May 15, 1993)
*Americans on Global Warming: A Study of US Public Attitudes (Nov. 5, 1998)
*Americans on Economic Sanctions on Iran, Libya, and Cuba and Trade with Europe (May 8, 1998)
*Americans on the NATO Operation in Bosnia (March 26, 1998)
*Americans on the Iraq Crisis (February 19, 1998)
*Misreading the American Public on International Engagement: A Study of Policymakers’ Perceptions and Public Attitudes (October 18, 1996)
*Americans on Defense Spending (January 19, 1996)
*Americans on UN Peacekeeping (April 27, 1995)
*US Public Attitudes on US Involvement in Haiti (August 22, 1994)
*US Public Attitudes on UN Peacekeeping (March 7, 1994)

Books and Articles by PIPA

Available from PIPA: Misreading the Public
Book explores misconceptions on American public attitudes on foreign policy.
Do American policymakers really know what the American public wants in US foreign policy? Through extensive interviews with members of the policy community, the authors, Steven Kull and I.M. Destler, reveal a pervasive belief -- especially in Congress -- that, in the wake of the cold war, the public is showing a new isolationism: opposition to foreign aid, hostility to the United Nations and aversion to contributing US troops to peacekeeping operations. This view of the public has in turn had a significant impact on US foreign policy. But when the authors tested these assumptions in a national, in-depth poll, they found this to be a misperception.
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The Voice of the Public Steven Kull An 'interview' with the American public based on a composite of poll questions

Survey Says: Americans
Back Arms Control

Steven Kull Arms Control Today
Misperceptions, the Media and the Iraq War
Steven Kull, Clay Ramsay and Evan Lewis
Political Science Quarterly
What Americans Think About Farm Subsidies Steven Kull The Globalist Daily Online Magazine
Media Coverage of Weapons of Mass Destruction[PDF 1MB] Susan D. Moeller Philip Merrill College of Journalism,
University of Maryland, College Park
Public Opinion on Foreign Policy:
The Multilateral Public that Perceives Itself as Unilateral
Alexander Todorov Published by the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs
"The Reasonable Public and the Polarized Policy Process" I.M. Destler from the 2001 Rowman & Littlefield publication
(for the Council on Foreign Relations)
The Real and the Ideal: Essays on International Relations in Honor of Richard H. Ullman
"The Myth of the Reactive Public"
American Public Attitudes on Military Fatalities in the Post-Cold War Period
Steven Kull and
Clay Ramsay
From the March 2001 Routledge publication
Public Opinion and the International Use of Force
Edited by Philip Everts and Pierangelo Isernia

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