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Members of US Army's 4th Infantry Division 3rd Brigade Combat Team 68th Armor Regiment 1st Battalion stand in front of an Abrams battle tank after arriving at the Gaiziunai railway station, some 110 kms (69 miles) west of the capital Vilnius, Lithuania, Friday, Feb. 10, 2017. U.S. Army has maintained a rotating presence in the Baltic states and Eastern Europe since spring 2014 as part of U.S. Army-led Operation Atlantic Resolve for the eastern part of the Alliance and demonstration of strong U.S. and NATO commitment to collective defense of the Alliance and to the security of the region in light of the Russian aggression in Ukraine. (AP Photo/Mindaugas Kulbis)

Two-thirds of Americans fear the US will get in a 'major war' under Trump


About two-thirds of Americans fear that the U.S. will be involved in a "major war" during the Trump presidency, according to an NBC News/SurveyMonkey poll released Wednesday

Among 11,512 adults surveyed, 36 percent said they were "very worried" about a major war in the next four years, and 30 percent said they were "somewhat worried."

The vote was sharply divided along party lines, with 88 percent of Democrats saying they feared war and roughly 40 percent of Republicans agreeing.

Highlights from the poll

  • 43 percent of Americans consider Russia "unfriendly" to the U.S., but just 18 percent call it an "enemy." 35 percent have a favorable view.
  • The Russia poll results were very partisan. Republicans were nearly evenly split on whether Russia was a friend or foe, while 76 percent of Democrats had a negative view.
  • Older respondents were more likely to call Russia an enemy. About 69 percent of people 65 and older said so, while just 25 percent of 18-29-year-olds agreed.

WATCH | The poll also found 80 percent of Americans thought NATO was good for the U.S. Vice President Pence reiterated U.S. support for NATO at a conference in Munich, despite Trump's insistence that NATO allies aren't paying their fair share.

In this Feb. 8, 2017, photo, President Donald Trump speaks to the Major County Sheriffs' Association and Major Cities Chiefs Association, in Washington.Trump says it doesn’t take a lawyer to see that his order banning visitors from seven Muslim-majority nations is a “common sense” move to protect the U.S. from terrorists. He says even a bad high school student could figure that out. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

Another NBC News poll found that 54 percent of Americans disapprove of Trump's performance as president so far. 

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