Criminal Immigrants Seen as Biggest Threat to US

There are a number of possible threats that the U.S. might face. How likely do you think the following will be a major threat to the U.S. in the next five years?
(Extremely / Very likely listed)

A large number of illegal immigrants come into the country 55%
A significant loss of jobs to foreign countries 52%
A significant natural disaster destroys large areas of a major city 43%
Energy needs significantly exceed energy supplies 40%
Significant trade imbalances lead to foreign
ownership of the country’s debts and property
35%
Terrorists launch a number of attacks against airplanes 26%
The national government becomes unable
to borrow money due to a huge debt load
26%
The country is attacked with biological weapons 24%
A significant rise in the level of the oceans 23%
Major riots by groups within this country 20%
A major world war occurs involving most industrialized nations 15%
The banking system experiences a major financial collapse 14%
A city within the country is attacked with a nuclear weapon 14%
A large scale avian flu epidemic 11%
A major stock market crash occurs 11%

Source: Harris Interactive
Methodology: Online interviews with 1,508 American adults, conducted from Jan. 5 to Jan. 12, 2007. Margin of error is 3 per cent.

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