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Prospects for Peace? U.S. Fear of N. Korea Threat Plummets 30% in One Year

Axios and SurveyMonkey have been tracking the foreign threats Americans cares most about. Their concern about North Korea plummeted from 2017 to 2018.

By NTK Staff | 06.22.2018 @10:00am
Prospects for Peace? U.S. Fear of N. Korea Threat Plummets 30% in One Year

Only a fraction of Americans are most concerned with North Korea as a foreign threat, compared to nearly half of all Americans at this time last year, according to a new poll from Axios and SurveyMonkey.

Erica Pandey wrote:

A year ago, nearly half [49 percent] of Americans considered North Korea the greatest immediate threat to the United States. Today, that number has plummeted [19 percent] and fear of China has increased — to the point where the two nations are essentially tied, according to a new Axios/SurveyMonkey poll.

A plurality of Americans, 29 percent, consider Russia the greatest immediate threat to the U.S.

But the plummeting North Korea number could be perceived as a rare foreign policy win for the president, whose summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong-un made history.

Indeed, at this time last year the president was more than a little off-the-cuff about North Korea, tweeting that China “tried” and failed, that the “era of strategic patience with the North Korea regime has failed,” and that Kim doesn’t “have anything better to do with his life.”

Fast forward to 2018, and Trump and Kim are hoping to usher in a new era of peace between the U.S. and South Korea, and North Korea.

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