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Wednesday, December 18, 2002
The Pew Research Center recently released the results of its opinion poll study "What the World Thinks in 2002."
The results are too numerous for me to cover here but I found it quite interesting to read the results of a poll that asked U.S. citizens whether they thought "nuclear weapons," "religious and ethnic hatred," "AIDS and other infectious diseases," "pollution and other enviromental problems" or "the growing gap between the rich and the poor" posed "the greatest threat to the world." You can read the results yourself by going to page 12 of this PDF document but 33% of the Americans surveyed answered nuclear weapons, 32% said religious and ethnic hatred, 14% said the rich/poor gap, 11% said infectious diseases, seven percent said enviromental problems and the remaining three did not answer or said they had no opinion.
Personally I will take Americans' fear of nuclear weapons seriously if and only if Home Depot sees an uptick in business due to people wanting to fix up the family bomb shelter.