Americans Support Engagement with the UN in Latest Polling

January 25, 2013

UNA-USA members are armed with favorable poll numbers as they schedule their in-district advocacy meetings this month. A new poll finds that approximately eight in 10 American voters think it is important for the U.S. to maintain an active role in the United Nations.

Chapters across the country will be engaging with members of Congress and their staff in their home districts February 15-28 to discuss the most pressing issues facing the UN, and how the U.S. plays a key role in meeting the challenges facing the world. Let your members of Congress know that people in their district care about the UN! In-district meetings are the most effective form of citizen advocacy and we are here to help you make it happen.

UNA-USA will release the 2013-2014 UNA-USA Advocacy Agenda prior to these meetings. In preparation for your meeting, please see our tips on effective advocacy.

Other important findings from the poll include:

  • More than two-thirds of voters favor paying our dues to the UN on time and in full;
  • More than two-thirds say that the UN has been supportive of America’s goals and objectives around the world;
  • 82 percent said it’s important for the U.S. to be a member of UNESCO;
  • 87 percent said it’s important to be a member of the World Food Programme; and
  • 92 percent said it’s important to be a member of the World Health Organization.
For a memo detailing the full results of the polling, click here.

To listen to a teleconference call discussing the polling results, click here.

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