Poll: Climate change and the Islamic State essentially tied as the world's top greatest threats

According to a new poll from the Pew Research Center, climate change and the Islamic State are essentially tied when it comes to what people around the world see as the greatest security threat.

People in 13 countries ranked climate change at number 1, while 17 countries put ISIS at the top of the list.

However, the United States ranked climate change 3rd with cyber warfare as the number 2 threat.

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Fifty-six percent of Americans said that global warming as the greatest threat, while 71 percent said cyber warfare.

Overwhelmingly tho, Americans said the greatest threat is the Islamic State at 74 percent.

The New York Times reported that the intelligence communities finding that Russia did interfere with the 2016 election could account for the higher number.

While the Trump White House's decision to pull the United States out of the Paris climate accord and the constant downplaying by Trump himself of the existence of global warming, could account for the lower number.