Here Is the Country That Was Named the Biggest Threat to World Peace

| MAR 25, 2015 | 6:40 PM
United Nations Headquarters

With all the recent acts of terror carried out by ISIS, world peace rests squarely on most of our minds.

However, when people around the world were asked which country they see as the greatest threat to world peace, guess what they said?

They said it was America:

ImageCredit: Twitter / @Amazing_Maps
Twitter / @Amazing_Maps

This poll, whose results were announced at the start of 2014, was conducted by Win/Gallup and questioned nearly 66,000 people in 68 countries.

As you can see in the map above, most countries — even allies like Australia — chose America as the greatest threat to world peace.

All told, 24 percent of worldwide respondents chose America as the greatest threat to world peace. Coming in second, with a whopping 8 percent, was Pakistan.

Of course, that wasn't the only question posed in the poll. Respondents were also asked, given the opportunity, which country they'd want to live in.

They chose Pakistan America! Interesting dichotomy, right?

Folks on Twitter reacted to the polling data — some thought it was spot on:


Others found the whole enterprise laughable, at best, and suspect, at worst:

It must be noted, again, that these questions were posed toward the end of 2013, directly after our government shutdown and our controversial airstrikes on Syria.