Nearly 90% of Americans View N.Korea as a 'Serious Threat'

      October 23, 2017 11:22

      Nearly nine in 10 Americans regard North Korea as a "serious threat," according to a new CNN poll.

      In the poll conducted on 1,010 American adults by SSRS for the news network, "an overwhelming 86 [percent] of Americans said North Korea poses a serious threat to the U.S.," CNN reported on Friday. This is 17 percentage points higher than the 69 percent who see Iran or Russia as serious threats.

      Some 62 percent say the threat from North Korea is "very serious," and 24 percent saw it as "moderately serious." Another 4 percent saw no threat, and 1 percent answered "Don't know."

      Only 48 percent "are worried that they or their families will become victims of a nuclear attack on the U.S.," compared to 51 percent who "are not that worried."

      A majority, or 57 percent, said they disapprove of the way U.S. President Donald Trump is handling North Korea. This is up from 50 percent in a similar poll in September. And 63 percent said "Trump's responses to North Korea's threats... have been more reckless than responsible." 

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