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Most See Russia Nuclear Attack As Unlikely

Russian President Vladimir Putin announced last week that Russia has developed a nuclear weapon capable of beating U.S. and NATO missile defenses. Voters here aren’t particularly worried about a Russian nuclear attack, but they are more concerned these days about souring U.S.-Russia relations.

The latest Rasmussen Reports national telephone and online survey finds that 21% of Likely U.S. Voters think Russia is likely to use a nuclear weapon to attack the United States, but that includes only six percent (6%) who say it’s Very Likely. Seventy-two percent (72%) consider such an attack unlikely, with 34% who feel it’s Not At All Likely. (To see survey question wording, click here.)

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The survey of 1,000 Likely Voters was conducted on March 5-6, 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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The survey of 1,000 Likely Voters was conducted on March 5-6, 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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