Poll: Americans increasingly see Russia as threat, top U.S. enemy

As Russia has risen in the “enemy” rankings, the two countries that topped the list in the previous three updates — China in 2014 and Iran in 2011 and 2012 — have slipped. The percentage mentioning China has dropped eight points over the past year, to 12%, and the percentage mentioning Iran has fallen seven points to 9%.

Americans have also become significantly more likely to view Russia’s military power as a critical threat to the U.S. — 49% now hold this view, compared with 32% a year ago.