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Public Opinion Drones

Terrorism Threat Elevates Public Support for Drones

Jennifer Merolla Ph.D. | Posted 07.28.2013 | Politics
Jennifer Merolla Ph.D.

Our own research on this topic suggests that the public is likely to remain supportive of aggressive foreign policy, including drone strikes, in a context in which the Boston marathon bombings and other recent events have increased the salience of terrorism.

Jason Linkins

No, The Public Does Not Have A Widespread, Uncritical Embrace Of The Drone Program | Jason Linkins | Posted 02.15.2013 | Politics

Michael Isikoff's Feb. 4 report on the "white paper" -- a 16-page memo that laid out, in part, the legal underpinnings that guide the Obama administra...

Emily Swanson

Poll Reveals Who Americans DON'T Think Should Be Killed | Emily Swanson | Posted 02.15.2013 | Politics

According to the new national survey, Americans believe that only high-level suspects who may be involved in planning attacks should be targeted -- an...

Emily Swanson

Poll Reveals What Americans Think Of Drones | Emily Swanson | Posted 02.08.2013 | Politics

A majority of Americans support using drones to kill high-level terrorism suspects overseas, according to a new HuffPost/YouGov poll. But support drop...

Saki Knafo

Do You Support Drones? Most Americans Do, But It's Complicated | Saki Knafo | Posted 02.07.2013 | Politics

Say the government planned on launching an attack on al Qaeda militants in Yemen. The joint chiefs of staff predict that American soldiers will die. W...