Nearly four-in-ten Democrats (39%) name Russia as the country that represents the greatest danger to the United States – the highest percentage expressing this view in nearly three decades, according to a new survey.Compared with 2013, the last time this question was asked, greater shares in parties volunteer Russia as posing the greatest danger to the U. – but nearly twice as many Democrats as Republicans now say this (39% vs. The new Pew Research Center survey of 1,501 adults was conducted April 5-11, before the recent rise in tensions with North Korea, its failed missile test and Vice President Mike Pence’s visit to South Korea.The current partisan divide in mentions of Russia as the “greatest danger” is as large a partisan gap as for any country dating back to 1990, when Pew Research Center first asked this question. Historically, the pattern has been reversed, with greater proportions of Republicans than Democrats naming one particular country as our greatest threat.It also is the first time that a significantly larger share of Democrats than Republicans has named one single country as representing the greatest U. The share of Americans citing Russia as the country representing the greatest danger to the U. has fluctuated a great deal over the past three decades.But the alleged use of chemical weapons last week demanded a reaction.
The decision not to support the Syrian resistance in 2013 allowed Russia to fill the void, prop up the regime and nudge it towards victory.About a quarter (27%) say North Korea poses the greatest danger to the U.S., and another two-in-ten each cite Russia (21%) and Iran (18%).1101 Pennsylvania Ave, NW 7th Floor Washington, DC 20004 ht_at_Tel 202-756-7721, Fax 202-362-4634 Cell 312-282-2282 Power is a leading presentation/slideshow sharing website.Whether your application is business, how-to, education, medicine, school, church, sales, marketing, online training or just for fun, Power is a great resource.