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Pew Research Identifies USA Threats As Seen By Citizens

Pew Research Center poll found that a majority of people see cyberattacks from other countries (71%) and the spread of false information online (70%) as major threats to the United States. Of the people polled, 67% said they felt threatened by China’s power and influence, while slightly less, 64%, felt Russia was a major threat. After China refused to condemn Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, the Pew Research Center found that nine in ten adults said it is at least a “somewhat serious” problem for the U.S.

China has shown it’s able to interrupt America’s supply chain, communication, and even lead cyberattacks against the U.S. in ways other countries haven’t, Brock said.

Tensions between China and the U.S. further escalated after House Speaker Nancy Pelosi arrived in Taiwan on Tuesday. Pelosi’s visit angered China, which claims Taiwan as part of its territory, and the country warned of “resolute and strong measures” if Pelosi went ahead with the trip, without giving specifics on what those might be.

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