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Poll says majority of Americans aligned with Libertarian Party on foreign policy

Majority Says U.S. Should ‘Mind Its Own Business Internationally'

A poll released by the Pew Research Center indicates that a majority of Americans are aligned with the Libertarian Party's goals of less U.S. military intervention and more free trade.

The poll concludes that Americans' support for U.S. global engagement has fallen to a historic low while "support for closer trade and business ties with other nations stands at its highest point in more than a decade."

For the first time in nearly 40 years since the survey was first conducted, a majority (52 percent) say that the United States should "mind its own business internationally and let other countries get along the best they can on their own."

Add foreign policy to the growing list of broad issues with which the American public is aligned with the Libertarian Party, which includes:

  • lower government spending
  • lower taxes
  • a balanced budget
  • an end to mass surveillance of citizens
  • an end to the failed prohibition of marijuana
  • marriage equality

And now:

  • a non-interventionist, free-trade foreign policy