Confidence in political parties to protect the U.S. from external threats 2005-2019

People in the United States consistently believe that the Republican Party is more likely to protect the country from external threats, with 50 percent of respondents in a 2019 survey selecting the GOP. The Democratic Party was selected by 44 percent of respondents in that same year.

Political party adults in the United States believe will best protect the country from external threats from 2005 to 2019

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Source

Release date

September 2019

Region

United States

Survey time period

2005 to 2019

Number of respondents

approximately 1,500 in each poll

Age group

18-64 years

Method of interview

Telephone interview

Supplementary notes

Surveys held in September of each year.
Original question: "Looking ahead for the next few years, which political party do you think will do a better job of protecting the country from international terrorism and military threats?"

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