Sixty-six percent of Americans are worried the United States will become engaged in a major war in the next four years, while 33 percent are not, a new NBC News/SurveyMonkey poll reveals.
Here are the poll highlights:
- 36 percent of those surveyed are very worried the U.S. will be involved in a major war; 30 percent are somewhat worried; 25 percent are not too worried and 8 percent are not worried at all.
- About 40 percent of Republicans are worried about war, compared to 88 percent of Democrats.
- 61 percent of Americans consider Russia unfriendly or an enemy of the U.S.; 7 percent consider Russia to be an ally and 28 percent consider the country friendly, but not an ally.
- 50 percent of Republicans believe Russia is friendly or an ally to the U.S., compared to 23 percent of Democrats.
The poll also questioned Americans on their attitudes toward NATO and U.S. allies.
Here's what it found:
- 62 percent believe the U.S. should take into account the interests of its allies — even it means making compromises, while 34 percent disagree.
- 80 percent say NATO membership is good for the U.S. compared to 15 percent who say it is bad.
The poll was conducted online from Feb. 13-19 among a national sample of 11,512 adults. The results have an error estimate of plus or minus 1.4 percentage points.
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