Most Americans Worry About War with N.Korea

  • By Cho Yi-jun

    July 20, 2017 09:39

    Seven in every 10 American adults worry that a full-scale war with North Korea is imminent, a poll suggests.

    In the Washington Post-ABC News poll published Tuesday, 74 percent said they are more concerned about the possibility of a full-scale war with the North. Thirty-nine percent are very concerned and 35 percent somewhat concerned.

    Some 13 percent are not so concerned and 12 percent not concerned at all. Sixty-six percent said the North poses a serious threat, up from 54 percent in a similar poll in 2005, before the North conducted its first nuclear test.

    Many are critical of the way the current U.S. administration handles the situation. Sixty-three percent said they have "just some or less confidence" in President Donald Trump to handle the situation, and 40 percent none at all.

    The poll was conducted by mobile and landline phones among 1,001 voters on July 10-13 after the North's test of an intercontinental ballistic missile on July 4.

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