08 August 2017

News Story: Poll - 7 in 10 Filipinos see ISIS as leading security threat

By Patricia Lourdes Viray

MANILA, Philippines — Filipinos consider ISIS, global climate change and cyber-attacks from other countries as the leading security threat to their country, according to a Washington-based fact tank.

A survey conducted by the Pew Research Center showed that seven out of 10 or 70 percent of Filipinos see ISIS as the top threat in the Philippines

Global climate change and cyber-attacks turned out as major security concerns with 65 percent and 64 percent, respectively.

Only 47 percent of the respondents consider China's power and influence as a major threat while 46 percent saw the condition of the global economy and a large number of refugees as a concern.

The power and influence of Russia and the United States are not seen as a major threat to the Philippines with 26 percent and 25 percent, respectively.

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