What Americans Want To Do About North Korea

Saber-rattling statements and tweets by Donald Trump put many of us on edge about how he might escalate tensions with North Korea. Referring to threats from North Korea, he told reporters at his Bedminister, New Jersey, golf club, “Best not make any more threats to the United States. They will be met with fire and fury the world has never seen.”

Hours later, the North Korean People’s Army released a statement threatening to fire missiles at Guam and American military bases on the island. 

Secretary of State Rex Tillerson, apparently trying to cool things down, said there was no “imminent threat” from North Korea and that the “American people should sleep well at night.”

A poll by the Chicago Council on Global Affairs, conducted just before the last comments, found that three-quarters of Americans now think North Korea’s nuclear program threatens the United States.

Statista put together a revealing info-graphic that shows 76 percent of Americans back economic sanctions against North Korea and far fewer support using military force. 

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