Despite 24/7 Iranophobia spewing out of the mouths of John Bolton, Mike Pompeo and other hawkish US politicians, the number of Americans who view Iran as their country’s top enemy stands at 9%, significantly lower than Russia which is currently viewed as their nation’s top enemy.
Iran and Iraq, which were named frequently on the survey before, both fell into the single digits in 2019. Iran was in fact repeatedly named the biggest enemy to the U.S. in between 2006 and 2012.
In a poll that has been conducted by Gallup on and off since 2005, Statista’s Katharina Buchholz notes that 32 percent of respondents pointed their finger towards Moscow. A year ago, the culprit was North Korea (51 percent) but the country has settled into third place this year, with China being identified as enemy of the state number two (21 percent).