Threats to Australia's vital interests

Below is a list of possible threats to the vital interest of Australia in the next ten years. Do you see this as a critical threat, an important but not critical threat, or not an important threat at all?

  1. 0%
  2. 25%
  3. 50%
  4. 75%
  5. 100%
Cyberattacks from other countries
62
36
Climate change
61
29
9
COVID-19 and other potential epidemics
59
36
4
Australia-China relations
56
40
3
North Korea's nuclear program
56
35
9
A military conflict between the United States and China over Taiwan
52
42
5
International terrorism
51
44
5
A severe downturn in the global economy
50
47
Foreign interference in Australian politics
49
45
6
Right-wing extremism
42
45
11
The influence of social media companies
39
51
10
A lower rate of immigration to Australia
9
49
41

From 2006-2009, this question asked about 'global warming'.

  • Critical threat
  • An important but not critical threat
  • Not an important threat at all
  • Don’t know
Total
All groups