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Only 8 percent of Americans believe the U.S. will avoid 'major war' under President Trump

Almost two-thirds of Americans have at least some concerns about the U.S. getting into a "major war" during the next four years under President Trump, an NBC News/SurveyMonkey poll released Wednesday revealed. A plurality, 36 percent, reported being "very worried," while 30 percent were "somewhat worried." Twenty-five percent said they are "not too worried" about the threat of war. Only 8 percent said they are "not at all worried."

Levels of concern varied widely between Republicans and Democrats. A striking 88 percent of Democrats and Democratic-leaning voters said they were worried about the possibility of war, while 60 percent of Republicans and Republican-leaning voters said they weren't at all concerned.

The poll was conducted online from Feb. 13-19 among 11,512 adults. Its overall margin of error is plus or minus 1.4 percentage points.