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Democrats, Republicans sharply divided over UN support: Poll

Democrats, Republicans sharply divided over UN support: Poll

About 47 percent of Americans support the United Nations, according to a new poll, with a split between Democrats, who generally favor the International Alliance’s 193 members, and Republicans who view it more negatively.

Morning Consultation vote Published Wednesday shows that 64 percent of Democrats surveyed have a favorable view of the United Nations, while only 36 percent of Republicans say the same.

Additionally, 39 percent of Republicans polled have an unfavorable view of the United Nations, while only 12 percent of Democrats do.

Since the United States joined the international organization in 1945 when it was first created, the country has remained a major contributor to the United Nations.

However, former President Trump has been critical of the United Nations, as well as other international organizations, during his presidency and withdrew the United States from the United Nations. The Human Rights Council and the Paris Climate Agreements. Under President Biden, the country rejoined both last year. Trump also officially announced that the United States was leaving the World Health Organization (WHO), but Biden reversed that decision as well.

About 33 percent of American voters surveyed said the United States should increase its involvement with international organizations such as the United Nations, according to a Morning Consult poll, while 23 percent said the United States should reduce its participation.

The Morning Consult poll was derived from weekly polls of nearly 2,000 registered voters. The margin of error is plus or minus two percentage points.

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The United States ranks low among dozens of countries for the percentage of adults in each country who have positive views of the United Nations, according to Morning Consult surveys taken daily between March and August. Countries in which a lower percentage of adults have been found to support the body include China, Russia, Japan, Israel and Turkey.

According to polls, countries with a high percentage of adults supporting the UN include Nigeria, Poland, Norway and Sweden.