The vast majority of Americans considered Russia a threat

Donald trump at a meeting with voters

The vast majority (82 percent) of Americans who took part in the survey perceive Russia as a threat to the United States. Among them, 84 per cent of supporters of Democrats and 82 percent of Republicans. This is evidenced by the results of a joint study by Reuters and the center for the study of public opinion Ipsos.

In March 2015, the proportion of those who adhered to the same point of view, was 76 percent.

A new survey was conducted from 9 to 12 January in the US. Respondents were asked to assess Russia and many other countries on a scale depending on whether a state threat. In the end it turned out that the Americans consider Russia a bigger threat than Iran, Syria, China, Saudi Arabia, Cuba or Yemen. Only North Korea has a higher rating — 86 percent of respondents believe that North Korea is a danger.

In this case, 25 percent of the population of the United States gave Russia the highest score of the scale, believing that Russia is “imminent threat”.

Reuters notes that heightened concern in society began after a tough period during which “the Democrats not only raised questions about financial ties elected President Donald trump with Russia, and the U.S. intelligence community has accused Russia of involvement in the cyber attacks during the elections.”

In the study participated 1169 Americans (490 followers of the Democratic party, 475 — Republican). The error does not exceed five percent.