Foreign Policy

Poll: 52 Percent of Americans Say US Should "Mind Its Own Business Internationally," Record High

More Americans think US is less important in the world than a decade ago since 1970s


For the first time in nearly 40 years, a majority of Americans believe the United States is less important around the world and that it should mind its own business, a stunning rejection of President Obama's foreign policy just four years after he received the Nobel Prize.

A new Pew Research Center poll found that 53 percent of people believe that the U.S. is playing a less important role as a world leader than a decade ago, the highest figure since 1974.