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%
Drought and water shortages
77
22
COVID-19 and other potential epidemics
76
22
A severe downturn in the global economy
71
27
Environmental disasters such as bushfires and floods
67
30
Climate change
59
31
10
International terrorism
46
48
6
The dissemination of false information or fake news
44
48
7
Foreign interference in Australian politics
42
50
7
The rise of authoritarian systems of government around the world
41
51
6
Iran's nuclear program
37
50
12
A military conflict between the United States and China over Taiwan
35
54
10

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