Australians have consistently expressed high levels of support for Australia’s alliance with the United States in the Lowy Institute Poll, even at times when US presidents were unpopular in Australia. In 2020, more than three-quarters of Australians (78% — up six points this year) say that the alliance with the United States is either very or fairly important to Australia’s security. Low levels of confidence in President Trump may have had some impact on Australian sentiment about the alliance in 2019, but support for ANZUS has now rebounded. The 2020 result is 15 points higher than in 2007 (63%), which remains the low point for Australian support for the alliance in 16 years of the Lowy Institute Poll.
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The world is currently going through a severe health and economic crisis. When the world recovers from this crisis do you think each of the following will be more powerful, less powerful or will they be just as powerful as they were before the crisis?
Below is a list of possible threats to the vital interest of Australia in the next ten years. Do you see this as a critical threat, an important but not critical threat, or not an important threat at all?
Should Australia remain close to the United States under the presidency of Donald Trump?
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Since the Rudd government was elected in November 2007, do you think Australia's relations with each of the following countries are now better or worse?