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May 2014 Snap Poll Results Summary

The poll was open May 18-20, 2014. Of the 2882 scholars across the U.S. that we contacted, 950 responded. The resulting response rate is approximately 33 percent, and the margin of error for the poll is +/-2.6 percent. 

In this poll, we asked scholars about the on-going crisis in Ukraine, the 20th anniversary of NAFTA, the Trans-Pacific Partnership, and current debates about U.S. foreign aid to Egypt.  A related essay identifying some interesting patterns and raising new questions is published on ForeignPolicy.com.

A summary of the results is provided below.  CLICK HERE FOR THE FULL REPORT.  

Survey Results

Question 1: In response to the situation involving Russia and Ukraine, should the United States send arms and other military supplies to the Ukrainian government?

 

Question 2: If requested by the Ukrainian government, should NATO deploy ground troops to Ukraine?

Question 3: Should NATO invite the Ukrainian government to begin a Membership Action Plan? (A Membership Action Plan is a necessary step before NATO membership, but it does not include a mutual defense guarantee.)

Question 4: Does the United States need to demonstrate its willingness to use offensive military power in Ukraine in order to show U.S. allies that it is resolved on other issues and in other regions?

Question 5: Does the United States need to demonstrate its willingness to use offensive military power in Ukraine in order to show U.S. rivals that it is resolved on other issues and in other regions?

Question 6: Is European dependence on Russian energy preventing the West from responding more effectively to the crisis in Ukraine?

Question 7: The United States is negotiating a free trade agreement with twelve Pacific nations called the Trans-Pacific Partnership (or TPP). Do you support or oppose this free trade agreement?

Question 8: If the United States and the twelve Pacific nations reached agreement, do you think the TPP would be good or bad for the U.S. economy?

Question 9: Overall, do you think the North American Free Trade Agreement, also known as NAFTA, is good or bad for the U.S. economy?

Question 10: Overall, do you think the North American Free Trade Agreement, also known as NAFTA, is good or bad for the Mexican economy?

Question 11: Will U.S. military aid to Egypt be increased, decreased, kept about the same, or stopped altogether?

Question 12: Should U.S. military aid to Egypt be increased, decreased, kept about the same, or stopped altogether?

Question 13: When it comes to decisions about MILITARY aid sent to Egypt, who has the most control, the President/Executive Branch or Congress? [Response option order randomized.]

Question 14: When it comes to decisions about ECONOMIC aid sent to Egypt, who has the most control, the President/Executive Branch or Congress? [Response option order randomized.]

Question 15: Has heavy diplomatic involvement by the United States in Ukraine, Syria, the South China Sea, and Iranian nuclear talks hampered U.S. efforts to facilitate Middle East peace talks?