Poll: Over 6 in 10 view NATO favorably | TheHill

Flag of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization...

Flag of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO). Español: Bandera de la Organización del Tratado del Atlántico Norte (OTAN). Polski: Flaga Paktu Północnoatlantyckiego (NATO). (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

English: Map to show current affiliations of E...

English: Map to show current affiliations of European Countries with the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO). Several NATO Member areas not included in the map, such as the United States, Canada, Greenland, and French Guiana. Česky: Mapa zobrazující partnerské smlouvy NATO v Evropě a okolí. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

The Hill reports a Pew Research Poll claiming over 6 in 10 Americans view NATO favorably. The research also found strong support for the U.S. defending a NATO ally against Russia.

Poll: Over 6 in 10 view NATO favorably | TheHill

The timing is critical with President Trump visiting NATO this week and his previous campaign comments critical of NATO Article 5.

The world media will be watching President Trump carefully for a hint of changed US policy in relation to NATO.

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Jobs requiring social skills, preparation expected to grow most | Pew Research Center

English: Ethnic composition of Muslim American...

English: Ethnic composition of Muslim Americans, according to the Pew Research Center study of Muslim Americans in 2007 http://pewresearch.org/assets/pdf/muslim-americans.pdf. Note that the ethnic background of “White” mainly consists of respondents from a Arab region, “Black” are mainly African Americans, while “Asian” are mainly of Pakistani or South Asian descent (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

The Pew Research Center reports that most growth in recent years has been in occupations that require higher levels of education, training and experience – a trend that seems likely to continue.

Source: Jobs requiring social skills, preparation expected to grow most | Pew Research Center

Loke social skills, maths skills seem particularly important but don’t look to tomorrow’s jobs to be similar to today. As a Chartered Accountant, I expect demand for specialist accountancy skills but not for lower end clerks who will be engineered out by technology.

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