Confidence in political parties to protect the U.S. from external threats 2005-2020

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 2020 survey selecting the GOP. The Democratic Party was selected by 46 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 2020

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Source

Release date

September 2020

Region

United States

Survey time period

2005 to 2020

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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