Most theories of public opinion assert that the public is heavily reliant on political leaders and the news media. But despite over 20 years of hyperbolic rhetoric about the “China threat,” the American public does not share the foreign policy establishment’s concerns. My colleague Eric Gomez and I explore the poll data and argue that the public’s views of China are much more sanguine than those of its fearful leaders.

Read the piece at here.

author image

About Trevor Thrall

You Might Also Like...

Trump and Iran: Deal or No Deal?
Syria and the Danger of Elite Consensus
soldiers, military, uniform
Pulling Back in Yemen…?

Leave a Reply

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

%d bloggers like this: