Via The Hill:
Americans say preventing terrorism should be the country’s top foreign policy initiative, according to a Gallup survey released Wednesday.
It’s the 10th consecutive year that preventing terrorism has edged out preventing the spread of nuclear weapons at the top of the list of foreign policy concerns.
According to the survey, 88 percent ranked preventing terrorism as “very important” while 83 percent cited preventing the spread of nuclear weapons as a top priority.
Eighty-two percent of people said it was very important to secure adequate energy supplies for the U.S. at 66 percent said it was important to promoted favorable trade policies at 66. Sixty percent said it was very important to defend the security of U.S. allies, 58 percent cited pursuit of world cooperation through the United Nations, and 52 percent want the U.S. to defend human rights in other countries.