POLL: Half of Americans Believe the United States Will Cease Being a Superpower Within 10 Years 

POLL: Half of Americans Believe the United States Will Cease Being a Superpower Within 10 Years 


According to a YouGov/Economist poll, half of the United States believes that the country will cease being a superpower within 10 years.

In addition, they believe there will be a “total economic collapse” within this same time frame.

Some highlights from the YouGov report:

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Among 15 potential future scenarios involving instability or political violence, the one that most Americans consider likely in the next decade is that the U.S. ceases to be a global superpower (50% say this), followed by a total collapse of the U.S. economy (47%). Each of the 15 dire scenarios is considered somewhat or very likely in the next decade by at least 20% of Americans.

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