Q. Which of the following international issues represents the biggest threat to the world? And which is the second biggest threat?
|Total||Biggest threat||Second biggest threat||Vote Labor||Vote Lib/Nat||Vote Greens||Vote Other|
|Global economic instability||51%||23%||28%||50%||52%||50%||54%|
|Fighting in the Middle East||23%||6%||17%||17%||27%||21%||29%|
|Chinese economic slowdown||12%||4%||8%||12%||13%||4%||12%|
|Tensions between Russia and its neighbours||8%||2%||6%||6%||10%||8%||9%|
|Tensions between China and its neighbours||7%||1%||6%||6%||6%||14%||3%|
61% think that terrorism is one of the two biggest threats to the world and 51% nominated global economic instability as one of the biggest threats.
38% think climate change is one of the two biggest threats.
Labor and Liberal/National voters nominated terrorism and global economic instability as the biggest threats while Greens voters were more likely to think climate change was a bigger threat (68%). Only 21% of Liberal/National voters think climate change is one of the two biggest threats.
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