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    A total of 21 percent of US citizens see Russia as a "very serious threat" to their country, a new poll revealed.

    MOSCOW (Sputnik) — According to the CNN/ORC poll published on Thursday, four respondents out of 10 see Russia as a "moderately serious threat," while another 22 percent of those polled described Russia as "just a slight threat" to their country. Just 15 percent of people surveyed believe that Moscow poses "no threat at all" to Washington.

    As many as 73 percent of respondents said the Daesh militant group (outlawed in the United States, Russia and several other countries) poses a "very serious threat" to the United States, the same poll revealed. As for Iran and North Korea, 43 percent of respondents ascribed the highest threat level in both cases.

    According to the poll, one fourth of the US public, or 24 percent, consider China to be a "very serious threat" to the United States.

    The telephone survey was conducted from April 28 to May 1 among 1,001 US adults.


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