Voters See Russia as Biggest Spying Threat
A former CIA officer was arrested this week for retaining highly classified information relating to the U.S. spy network in China. While most voters consider spying a serious threat to the United States, they’re slightly more likely to see Russia as the culprit than China.
A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone and online survey finds that 84% of Likely U.S. Voters think spying by other countries is at least a somewhat serious threat to the United States, up from surveys since 2013. This includes 48% who see it as a Very Serious threat. Just 12% don’t consider spying by other countries a serious threat to the nation, with a mere one percent (1%) who say it’s Not At All Serious. (To see survey question wording, click here.)
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The survey of 1,000 Likely Voters was conducted on January 18 & 21, 2018 by Rasmussen Reports. The margin of sampling error is +/- 3 percentage points with a 95% level of confidence. Field work for all Rasmussen Reports surveys is conducted by Pulse Opinion Research, LLC. See methodology.
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