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Poll: Foreign Policy Matters to Americans

4:29 PM, Sep 28, 2012 • By MICHAEL WARREN
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American voters overwhelmingly believe the United States should play a "significant role in world affairs," a new poll from the Foreign Policy Initiative shows:

While some political leaders are now calling on America to focus more on domestic matters—for example, President Obama asserted last month that “it’s time to do some nation-building right here at home”—a recent national survey conducted by the Foreign Policy Initiative (FPI) found that an overwhelming majority of Americans (92.2% of respondents) believe it is important for the United States to continue playing a significant role in world affairs.  Indeed, more than a decade after the 9/11 terrorist attacks, a very strong majority of Americans (85.7%) say that the United States is a “force for good in the world.”

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