The Win/Gallup International End of Year Survey found that the United States of America is viewed overwhelmingly as the greatest threat to world peace. Almost a full quarter of respondents indicated that they viewed the USA as the world’s biggest threat. The sentiment is strong – Pakistan lagged at 8%, China at 6% and North Korea at 5%.
Among Americans surveyed, Iran was viewed as the greatest threat to world peace at 20%. Afghanistan came in at second place with 14%, but the United States of America still tied with North Korea for third place at 13%. Yes – as many Americans view their own country as the greatest threat to world peace as they do North Korea.
In response to the question, “If there were no barriers to living in any country of the world, which country would you like to live in?”only 46% of American respondents indicated that they are happy where they are and would prefer to live within the United States of America. To contrast, 70% of respondents in Morocco indicated that they are happy where they are and would prefer to stay in Morocco.
About the End of Year Survey:
The End of Year (EoY)™ survey is one of the longest standing traditions of our Association. This survey is compelling and is undisputedly the world’s first and longest global survey of its kind.
WIN/Gallup International Association’s End of Year survey is a global study that collects the public’s view on the challenges that the world faces today. Ongoing since 1977, WIN/Gallup International has always considered that giving a Voice to the People is one of the responsibilities of market researchers and at the core of the founding philosophy of our Association. The purpose of WIN/Gallup International’s End of Year is revealed in the own words of its founder, Dr. George H. Gallup:
‘If democracy is supposed to be based on the will of the people, then somebody should go out and find out what that will is. The right to speak out vigorously on governmental and corporate policies is one of the most staunchly defended freedoms of the World.’