Climate change is seen as the biggest global threat, according to a new poll
Climate change is seen as the biggest global threat, according to a poll of over 45,000 people carried out by the Pew Research Centre, a think-tank. Respondents in nearly half of countries involved put it top. Although 61% of Latin Americans say they are very concerned by climate change, only 42% of Europeans feel similarly. Richer countries are more likely to be troubled by Islamic State (IS): 77% of Spaniards are very concerned by the terrorist group, just 7% fewer than in Lebanon. Respondents in most countries do not view economic instability as their main worry, though in half they judge it the second-highest concern. Russia, grappling with sanctions and low oil prices, is an exception.