(RoyalPatriot.com )- According to a recent survey by YouGov, which demonstrated general pessimism about the country’s future, about one-third of Americans fear that a foreign power could invade the United States sometime in the next decade.
When asked about the chance of 15 “dire political scenarios” occurring in the next ten years, 31 percent of respondents felt it was at least somewhat possible that a foreign country would invade the United States of America. Twelve percent of people thought it was highly plausible.
Since World War II, the United States has maintained its position as the world’s preeminent superpower, and its armed forces remain the most technologically equipped. According to the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute, the amount of money spent on defense by the United States in 2021 was $801 billion, which is approximately three times as much as China’s $293 billion.
Concerns have been raised among policymakers in Washington, D.C., due to China’s rapid rise to become a potential adversary in Asia and the ongoing security challenges Russia poses in Europe, despite Russia’s decline since the end of the Cold War. These worries appear to have trickled down into the general public as well.
YouGov conducted a survey, and the results showed that fifty percent of respondents believed it was at least somewhat likely that the United States would lose its superpower status within the next ten years, with responsibilities spanning both the Atlantic and the Pacific. Twenty percent of respondents believed it was very likely that the United States would lose its superpower status.
According to the survey, respondents expressed a pessimistic view regarding the future of the United States domestic economy. Forty-seven percent of people polled believed that a “complete economic collapse” was either very likely (27 percent) or highly likely (20 percent). At least one-fourth of respondents (25%) believed that a civil war between Republicans and Democrats was somewhat likely, and more than one-third (37%) of respondents felt the same way about a civil war in general.
Approximately 31% of those polled believe that it is at least somewhat likely that the United States will become “a fascist dictatorship,” in contrast to the 21% who say that the country will become “a communist dictatorship.”
Between September 1 and September 4, researchers from YouGov conducted online interviews with a total of 1,000 adults living in the United States.