Trend: Do you think the United Nations is doing a good job or a poor job in trying to solve the problems it has had to face?

Trend: Do you think the United Nations is doing a good job or a poor job in trying to solve the problems it has had to face?

Now thinking more specifically, which of the following roles would you like to see the United Nations play in world affairs today -- should it play -- [ROTATED: a leading role where all countries are required to follow U.N. policies, a major role, where the U.N. establishes policies, but where individual countries still act separately when they disagree with the U.N., (or should it play) a minor role, with the U.N. serving mostly as a forum for communication between nations, but with no policy making role]?

Trend: In your view, does the United Nations play a necessary role in the world today, or not?

How confident are you in the United Nations to handle the situation relating to Iran's nuclear program -- very confident, somewhat confident, not too confident, or not at all confident?


Very
confident

Somewhat
confident

Not too
confident

Not at all
confident

No
opinion


%

%

%

%

%

2006 Apr 28-30

5

28

36

31

1

2006 Feb 9-12 ^

8

39

27

24

2







^ WORDING: How confident are you in the United Nations' ability to handle the situation in Iran -- very confident, somewhat confident, not too confident, or not at all confident?

Should the United States give up its membership to the United Nations, or not?


Yes, should

No, should not

No opinion





2005 Feb 7-10 ^

13

85

2

1997 Nov 21-23

9

88

3

1996 Apr 25-28

17

77

6

1995 Oct 19-22

9

84

7

1990 Oct 18-21

8

88

4

1985 Aug 13-15

11

81

8

1983 Oct 7-10

12

79

9

1982 Jun 25-28

12

79

9

1975 Nov 21-24

16

74

10

1975 Feb 7-10

11

75

14

1967 Jul 13-18

10

85

5

1963 Nov 8-13

8

79

13

1962 Jan 11-16

5

90

5

1951 Nov 11-16

11

78

11

1951 May 19-24

11

79

10

1951 Jan 14-19

14

72

13





^ Asked of a half sample

As you may know, earlier this year the United Nations Security Council did not support the invasion of Iraq. How did that affect your view of the United Nations? Did it make you have a -- [ROTATED: more favorable view of the U.N., did it not make much difference, or did it make you have a less favorable view of the U.N.]?


More
favorable

Not much
difference

Less
favorable

No
opinion


%

%

%

%

2003 Aug 25-26

15

29

55

1

Do you think the United States should -- [ROTATED: increase its funding of the United Nations, keep it the same, or decrease its funding of the United Nations]?


Increase
funding

Keep the
same

Decrease
funding

No
opinion


%

%

%

%

2003 Aug 25-26

11

50

37

2

Do you generally approve or disapprove of American troops participating in peace-keeping forces under the United Nations command?


Approve

Disapprove

No opinion


%

%

%

1999 Jun 11-13 ^

75

24

1

1993 Oct 8-10

59

37

4





^ Asked of a half sample

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