In July 2017, North Korea announced that it had fired the first intercontinental ballistic missile capable of hitting the United States’ mainland. President Trump responded by using his favorite social media platform, claiming that the North Korean leader and its government had nothing better to do. Kim Jong-Un responded by accusing Trump of exhibiting “mentally deranged behavior.” The crisis has since taken a life of its own, leaving world leaders to fear the worse possible outcome.
To understand what the general public thinks about this international crisis, QuestionPro Audience conducted a survey with more than 300 respondents from its general consumer panel. Respondents were asked a series of questions to gauge their perception and attitude towards this much critical topic.
Our research shows that the public believes in a more optimistic approach. More than 70% of the respondents agree that the US should not go to war with North Korea. In contrast, 81% fear that North Korea would use nuclear weapons to attack the US, if ever necessary, and 87% fear that North Korea would use them on both the US and its allies.
Full results can be seen in the infographic below. You can also download it here.