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TRIP snap polls survey over 4,000 scholars based at U.S. universities and colleges. You can read more about our selection criteria here.

Snap Poll 18: Domestic unrest in Russia, immigration to the United States, and President Biden’s foreign policy performance.

We are pleased to share the results of the 18th Teaching, Research and International Policy (TRIP) Snap Poll, fielded with the support of the Carnegie Corporation of New York. Our polls provide real-time data in the wake of significant policy proposals, during international crises, and on emerging foreign policy debates. In this survey, we cover a range of current global affairs topics, including the recent domestic unrest in Russia, immigration to the United States, and President Biden’s foreign policy performance.


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Snap Poll 18: Domestic unrest in Russia, immigration to the United States, and President Biden’s foreign policy performance


We are pleased to share the results of the 18th Teaching, Research and International Policy (TRIP) Snap Poll, fielded with the support of the Carnegie Corporation of New York. Our polls provide real-time data in the wake of significant policy proposals, during international crises, and on emerging foreign policy debates. In this survey, we cover a range of current global affairs topics, including the recent domestic unrest in Russia, immigration to the United States, and President Biden’s foreign policy performance.


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Snap Poll Information

Spring 2022 Snap Poll XVII: Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, the U.S. foreign policy response, and possible implications for China and Taiwan

The poll was open from March 10 to March 14 of 2022. Of the 4,598 scholars across the United States that we contacted, 866 responded to at least one question. The resulting response rate is approximately 19 percent.

Spring 2021 Snap Poll XV: The First 100 Days of the Biden Administration

The poll was open from April 28 to May 3 of 2021. Of the 4,863 scholars across the United States that we contacted, 812 responded to at least one question. The resulting response rate is approximately 16.7 percent.

Spring 2020 Snap Poll XIII: COVID-19 and the 2020 Presidential Election

The poll was open April 27 through May 4 2020. Of the 4,614 scholars across the U.S. that we contacted, 982 responded to at least one question. The resulting response rate is approximately 21.28 percent.

October 2018 Snap Poll XI: What Experts Make of Trump's Foreign Policy

The poll was open October 23 - 27, 2018. Of the 4,884 scholars across the U.S. that we contacted, 1,157 responded. The resulting response rate is approximately 23.68 percent.

October 2016 Snap Poll IX: U.S. Foreign Policy and the 2016 Presidential Election

The poll was open October 5 - 9, 2016. Of the 4,078 scholars across the U.S. that we contacted, 744 responded. The resulting response rate is approximately 18 percent.

September 2015 Snap Poll VII: IR Scholars React to South China Sea, Refugee Crisis, and Iran Deal

The poll was open September 28 - 30, 2015. Of the 4,086 scholars across the U.S. that we contacted, 694 responded. The resulting response rate is approximately 17 percent, and the margin of error for the poll is +/-3.39 percent.

April 2015 Snap Poll V: IR Scholars React to Proposed Nuclear Agreement with Iran

The poll was open April 6-7, 2015. Of the 4,169 scholars across the U.S. that we contacted, 921 responded. The resulting response rate is approximately 22 percent, and the margin of error for the poll is +/-2.85 percent.

January 2015 Snap Poll III: Seven Questions on Current Global Issues for IR Scholars

Of the 4,185 scholars across the U.S. that we contacted, 1,395 responded. The resulting response rate is approximately 33 percent, and the margin of error for the poll is +/-2.14 percent.

March 2014 Snap Poll I: Syria, Ukraine and the U.S. Defense Budget

Our first snap poll was sent to 2,805 IR scholars and received 908 responses, a response rate of approximately 30 percent. The margin of error for the poll is +/-2.7 percent. This poll featured nine questions on a variety of issues, including the emerging crisis in Ukraine, Syria’s chemical weapons and U.S. defense spending.

Spring 2022 Snap Poll XVI: in collaboration with the Sié Center for International Security and Diplomacy

The poll was open from December 16 of 2021 to January 31 of 2022. Of the 4,798 scholars across the United States that we contacted, 760 responded to at least one question. The resulting response rate is approximately 16 percent.

Fall 2020 Snap Poll XIV: How Biden and Trump Differ on Foreign-Policy

The poll was open from September 17 to September 24 of 2020. Of the 4,983 scholars across the United States that we contacted, 706 responded to at least one question. The resulting response rate is approximately 14.2 percent.

Winter 2019-2020 Snap Poll XII: The 2020 Primary, Impeachment, and Trump's Foreign Policy

The poll was open 10/30/2019-12/14/2019. Of the 4,752 scholars across the U.S. that we contacted, 971 responded. The resulting response rate is approximately 20.43 percent.

Winter 2017 Snap Poll X (Embedded in the Faculty Survey): JCPOA and Trump Foreign Policy

The survey was open October through November 2017. Of the 4,849 scholars across the U.S. that we contacted, 1,541 responded to at least one question of the survey. The resulting response rate is approximately 31.71 percent.

February 2016 Snap Poll VIII: IR Scholars React to 2016 Presidential Campaign, Terrorism and the Middle East, and Zika

The poll was open February 9 - 11, 2016. Of the 4,078 scholars across the U.S. that we contacted, 701 responded. The resulting response rate is approximately 17 percent, and the margin of error for the poll is +/-3.37 percent.

June 2015 Snap Poll VI: IR Scholars React to Greece, Migration Crisis, Trade Agreements, and FIFA

The poll was open May 31- June 2, 2015. Of the 4,094 scholars across the U.S. that we contacted, 655 responded. The resulting response rate is approximately 16 percent, and the margin of error for the poll is +/-3.51 percent.

March 2015 Snap Poll IV: Ten Questions on Current Global Issues for IR Scholars

The poll was open March 9-10, 2015. Of the 4,185 scholars across the U.S. that we contacted, 1,054 responded. The resulting response rate is approximately 25 percent, and the margin of error for the poll is +/-2.6 percent.

May 2014 Snap Poll II: Ukraine, Energy and the Middle East

Of the 2,882 scholars across the U.S. that we contacted, 950 responded. The resulting response rate is approximately 33 percent, and the margin of error for the poll is +/-2.6 percent.

Spring 2022 Snap Poll XVII: Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, the U.S. foreign policy response, and possible implications for China and Taiwan

The poll was open from March 10 to March 14 of 2022. Of the 4,598 scholars across the United States that we contacted, 866 responded to at least one question. The resulting response rate is approximately 19 percent.

Spring 2022 Snap Poll XVI: in collaboration with the Sié Center for International Security and Diplomacy

The poll was open from December 16 of 2021 to January 31 of 2022. Of the 4,798 scholars across the United States that we contacted, 760 responded to at least one question. The resulting response rate is approximately 16 percent.

Spring 2021 Snap Poll XV: The First 100 Days of the Biden Administration

The poll was open from April 28 to May 3 of 2021. Of the 4,863 scholars across the United States that we contacted, 812 responded to at least one question. The resulting response rate is approximately 16.7 percent.

Fall 2020 Snap Poll XIV: How Biden and Trump Differ on Foreign-Policy

The poll was open from September 17 to September 24 of 2020. Of the 4,983 scholars across the United States that we contacted, 706 responded to at least one question. The resulting response rate is approximately 14.2 percent.

Spring 2020 Snap Poll XIII: COVID-19 and the 2020 Presidential Election

The poll was open April 27 through May 4 2020. Of the 4,614 scholars across the U.S. that we contacted, 982 responded to at least one question. The resulting response rate is approximately 21.28 percent.

Winter 2019-2020 Snap Poll XII: The 2020 Primary, Impeachment, and Trump's Foreign Policy

The poll was open 10/30/2019-12/14/2019. Of the 4,752 scholars across the U.S. that we contacted, 971 responded. The resulting response rate is approximately 20.43 percent.

October 2018 Snap Poll XI: What Experts Make of Trump's Foreign Policy

The poll was open October 23 - 27, 2018. Of the 4,884 scholars across the U.S. that we contacted, 1,157 responded. The resulting response rate is approximately 23.68 percent.

Winter 2017 Snap Poll X (Embedded in the Faculty Survey): JCPOA and Trump Foreign Policy

The survey was open October through November 2017. Of the 4,849 scholars across the U.S. that we contacted, 1,541 responded to at least one question of the survey. The resulting response rate is approximately 31.71 percent.

October 2016 Snap Poll IX: U.S. Foreign Policy and the 2016 Presidential Election

The poll was open October 5 - 9, 2016. Of the 4,078 scholars across the U.S. that we contacted, 744 responded. The resulting response rate is approximately 18 percent.

February 2016 Snap Poll VIII: IR Scholars React to 2016 Presidential Campaign, Terrorism and the Middle East, and Zika

The poll was open February 9 - 11, 2016. Of the 4,078 scholars across the U.S. that we contacted, 701 responded. The resulting response rate is approximately 17 percent, and the margin of error for the poll is +/-3.37 percent.

September 2015 Snap Poll VII: IR Scholars React to South China Sea, Refugee Crisis, and Iran Deal

The poll was open September 28 - 30, 2015. Of the 4,086 scholars across the U.S. that we contacted, 694 responded. The resulting response rate is approximately 17 percent, and the margin of error for the poll is +/-3.39 percent.

June 2015 Snap Poll VI: IR Scholars React to Greece, Migration Crisis, Trade Agreements, and FIFA

The poll was open May 31- June 2, 2015. Of the 4,094 scholars across the U.S. that we contacted, 655 responded. The resulting response rate is approximately 16 percent, and the margin of error for the poll is +/-3.51 percent.

April 2015 Snap Poll V: IR Scholars React to Proposed Nuclear Agreement with Iran

The poll was open April 6-7, 2015. Of the 4,169 scholars across the U.S. that we contacted, 921 responded. The resulting response rate is approximately 22 percent, and the margin of error for the poll is +/-2.85 percent.

March 2015 Snap Poll IV: Ten Questions on Current Global Issues for IR Scholars

The poll was open March 9-10, 2015. Of the 4,185 scholars across the U.S. that we contacted, 1,054 responded. The resulting response rate is approximately 25 percent, and the margin of error for the poll is +/-2.6 percent.

January 2015 Snap Poll III: Seven Questions on Current Global Issues for IR Scholars

Of the 4,185 scholars across the U.S. that we contacted, 1,395 responded. The resulting response rate is approximately 33 percent, and the margin of error for the poll is +/-2.14 percent.

May 2014 Snap Poll II: Ukraine, Energy and the Middle East

Of the 2,882 scholars across the U.S. that we contacted, 950 responded. The resulting response rate is approximately 33 percent, and the margin of error for the poll is +/-2.6 percent.

March 2014 Snap Poll I: Syria, Ukraine and the U.S. Defense Budget

Our first snap poll was sent to 2,805 IR scholars and received 908 responses, a response rate of approximately 30 percent. The margin of error for the poll is +/-2.7 percent. This poll featured nine questions on a variety of issues, including the emerging crisis in Ukraine, Syria’s chemical weapons and U.S. defense spending.