Public Support for the Use of Nuclear Weapons in the US, UK, France, and Israel | 2019 | Events
Scott Sagan, The Caroline S.G. Munro Professor of Political Science, Center for International Security and Cooperation, Stanford University
Benjamin A. Valentino, Associate Professor of Government, Department of Government, Dartmouth College
Recent scholarship has demonstrated that the US public does not hold a “nuclear taboo” and is willing to support the use of nuclear weapons in a number of plausible scenarios. How do attitudes among the UK, French, or Israeli publics compare? Are they more or less hawkish than Americans when it comes to the use of nuclear weapons and violations of non-combatant immunity? And what scenarios and considerations influence their opinions? Scott Sagan and Benjamin Valentino will report on a four nation survey experiment that answers these questions.