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Pew survey on global threats: The world is increasingly wary of the US but ‘global warming’ takes top slot

Pew survey on global threats: The world is increasingly wary of the US but ‘global warming’ takes top slot

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Terrorism is still a major concern around the world, but global warming is the bigger worry, and fear of cyberattacks is on the rise, according to a new Pew Research Center survey on threats. Following similar studies in 2013 and 2017, Pew researchers asked people in 23 countries whether they considered the following a “major threat to our country”: Global climate changeThe Islamic militant group known as ISISCyberattacks from other countriesNorth Korea’s nuclear programThe condition of the global economyU.S. power and influenceRussia’s power and influenceChina’s power and influencePew found that global climate change has risen from being a concern for 53% of respondents in 2013 to 63% in 2017 and now 67% in the most recent survey. Here are four major takeaways from the study, which was conducted among 27,612 respondents in 26 countries from May to August 2018:
Source: Pew survey on global threats: The world is increasingly wary of the US but ‘global warming’ takes top slot

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