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US Top Threat to World Peace, Poll Shows

luo runzhou/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) -- Which country poses the most significant threat to world peace? Iran? North Korea? Neither are even close, according to a global survey conducted by the Worldwide Independent Network and Gallup. 

In the survey of 68 nations, the U.S. ranked far and away as peace's biggest threat, with 24 percent of respondents making it number one on the list.

Pakistan came in second place with 8 percent while China finished third with 6 percent. Iran, North Korea, Israel and Afghanistan were all knotted in fourth place with 5 percent each.

Most negative votes for the U.S. came from the Middle East and North Africa although South American countries such as Peru, Brazil and Argentina also claimed the U.S. was the world's biggest threat.

If there's any consolation for the U.S., it was still picked as the top country to live in by poll respondents, followed by Canada and Australia.

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