Americans Consider N.Korea 'Top Enemy'

  • By Cho Yi-jun

    February 22, 2018 09:38

    North Korea tops the list of enemies of the U.S. in the minds of Americans, a recent poll suggest.

    In a Gallup poll published Monday, 51 percent of respondents named North Korea as the "greatest enemy" of the U.S. Next came Russia (19 percent), China (11 percent), and Iran (seven percent).

    The survey was conducted among 1,044 adults on Feb. 1-10.

    The North also topped the list in a similar survey in 2016 but with a mere 16 percent of respondents, similar to Russia (15 percent), Iran (14 percent), and China (12 percent).

    The new percentage "was the highest proportion of responses any country had received" since 2001 when "38 percent named Iraq as the greatest U.S. enemy," Gallup said. This suggests Americans believe it is possible to go to war against the North any time, considering that the 2001 survey was conducted before the Iraq War broke out in 2003.

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