For the eighteenth consecutive year, the majority of Americans say that the United Nations (U.N.) is doing a poor job of dealing with problems it addresses. That's according to a recent Gallup poll.
Fifty-four percent (54%) of those polled still believe it is doing a poor job.
Despite the negative findings, they are an improvement over previous polls. Forty-three percent (43%) now saying the organization is doing a good job.
Even though most say the U.N.'s job performance is weak, most say the U.N. should play a significant role in the world (64%).
Gallup first asked Americans to rate the U.N.'s job performance in 1953. There have been long stretches of negativity and short periods of positivity about the U.N.'s job rating since then.
The last time a majority of American's gave the U.N. a positive job approval rating in the Gallup poll was in 2002, shortly after the 9/11 terrorist attacks.
Democrats are more likely to have a positive view of the U.N. than Republicans. Similarly, Democrats are more likely to call for the U.N. to take a leading role in world events.
Republicans' opinions about the U.N. are at their most positive since 2002.
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