Think for a moment about the role the U.S. should play in trying to solve international problems. Do you think the U.S. should take the leading role in world affairs, take a major role but not the leading role, take a minor role or take no role at all in world affairs?
Check out Gallup's U.S. poll on this same question. Also, see what Jay Newton-Small had to say about this over at TIME in her post, "Many in the West don't want to see a post-American world":
Most Europeans – 54% — want to see strong American leadership, according to a new Transatlantic Trends poll out Sept. 14. And a whopping 85% of Americans want their country to lead the world. Certainly, if you listen to the GOP field of U.S. presidential wannabes, American exceptionalism has been on the decline and should be a priority. To their mind, America should always be No. 1.
But, according to the International Institute for Strategic Studies's 2011 Review of World Affairs, out Tuesday, America's interest in leading the world is at the lowest point since before Sept. 11. “The U.S. approach to international crises in the medium term will be shaped by the country's war fatigue,” John Chipman, the institute's director, told reporters in London at the report's unveiling. “‘Abroad' has become a synonym for ‘quagmire' in the American political consciousness. ‘Home' is the priority for which most political capital must be spent.” Traditionally, second-term presidents have focused more on foreign policy. Given the economic climate, President Obama has been forced to focus much of his attentions inward, and it remains to be seen whether he's been successful enough to win a second term. A decade of two protracted and expensive wars have worn thin on the world's only superpower.
Read more at TIME's Global Spin blog.
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