Americans Want The U.S. To Pull Back From World Affairs, Poll Finds (CHART)

April 30, 2014 10:45 a.m.

More Americans want the U.S. to take a step back from its interventionist role on the world stage, according to a Wall Street Journal/NBC News poll released Wednesday.

Forty-seven percent of Americans want the U.S. to reduce its role in global affairs, a marked increase from pass decades, according to the Wall Street Journal. In 2001, only 14 percent of Americans felt America should take on a less-active role.

Only 19 percent of Americans said that the U.S. should be more active in world affairs, while 37 percent felt the U.S. should be more active in 2001.

When it came to President Obama’s approach toward Russia’s intervention in Ukraine, 37 percent of Americans approved of his policy, while 43 percent approved in March.

The WSJ/NBC poll surveyed 1,000 adult via telephone April 23-27 with a margin of error plus or minus 3.1 percentage points.

Chart via WSJ/NBC

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