Terrorism, Cyber Security Seen As Top National Security Threats

Sixty-five percent (65%) of voters consider Terrorism as a Very Serious threat to the national security of the United States. A ScottRasmussen.com national survey found that 62% believe Cybersecurity Threats to be Very Serious.

A number of issues were seen as Very Serious threats by just under half of all voters: Federal Deficits (48%), Climate Change (46%), Foreign Military Powers (44%), Illegal Immigration (43%), and Foreign Agents in the Federal Government (42%).

On most of the threats, concerns were fairly evenly spread across partisan lines. However, 64% of Democrats consider Climate Change a Very Serious threat. That view is shared by 42% of Independents and 26% of Republicans. On Illegal Immigration, 66% of Republicans see it as a Very Serious threat. Only 40% of Independents and 27% of Democrats agree.

For Democrats, the top three threats are Cybersecurity, Climate Change, and Terrorism.

For Republicans, the top three are Terrorism, Illegal Immigration, and Cybersecurity.

Among Independents, it’s Terrorism, Cybersecurity, and Foreign Military Powers.

Data released earlier showed that 68% consider National Security to be a Very Important voting issue. Sixty-four percent (64%) said the same about Fighting Terrorism (64%). The only issues deemed more important were the Economy and Health Care.

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The national survey of 1,002 Registered Voters was conducted May 15-16, 2019 by ScottRasmussen.com and HarrisX, a polling company specializing in online surveys (see Methodology). It has a 3.1 percentage point Margin of Error with a 95% level of confidence.

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