Poll: Most Americans skeptical of US involvement overseas

Most Americans are wary of United States involvement in affairs beyond its own borders, and are split by deep partisan divides over the major threats facing the country, according to a new poll from the Pew Research Center.

A majority — 57 percent — of the country believes that the U.S. should “deal with its own problems and let other countries deal with their own problems as best they can,” the survey found. Sixty-two percent of Republicans agreed with the statement, compared to 47 percent of Democrats.

Just 37 percent said that the U.S. should help other countries.

Forty-one percent — a plurality of respondents — claimed that the country does too much to try and solve world problems, compared with 27 percent who say it does too little and 28 percent who claim it does the right amount.