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The following questions were submitted by Future Brief readers. The poll, taken by a statistically-valid sample of more than 2000 adult Americans, was conducted by Zogby International, an opinion research firm, on December 15-16, 2005.

QUESTION: Which of the following do you consider to be the gravest threat to your personal safety?


-Terrorism: 35%

-Disease (bird flu, HIV/AIDS, ebola, etc.): 12%

-Environmental catastrophe (earthquake, tsunami, global warming, etc.): 13%

-Nuclear war with another nation: 4%

-Crime: 26%

-Not sure/other: 10%

*Due to rounding, percentages may add up to over 100%. Margin of error is +/- 2.2%

Next: If a deadly pandemic flu reaches the US and there is not nearly enough vaccine for everybody, who do you think should receive priority for vaccinations?



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