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North Korea Now Seen As Top U.S. Enemy

North Korea now has sole possession of first place on the list of top U.S. enemies, with fewer Americans now seeing Iran as a foe.

Eighty-one percent (81%) of American Adults view North Korea as an enemy of the United States, putting it again at the top of the list of 18 countries periodically tracked by Rasmussen Reports. A new national telephone survey finds that just two percent (2%) regard the politically isolated Communist country as a U.S. ally, while 10% think it’s somewhere in between an ally and an enemy. (To see survey question wording, click here.)

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Two surveys of 1,000 American Adults each were conducted on January 4-5 and 10-11, 2014 by Rasmussen Reports. The margin of sampling error for each survey is +/- 3 percentage points with a 95% level of confidence. Fieldwork for all Rasmussen Reports surveys is conducted by Pulse Opinion Research, LLC. See methodology.

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