Nuclear fears in US amid Russia-Ukraine war: AP-NORC poll

A new AP-NORC poll finds that most Americans are at least somewhat concerned about Russia using nuclear weapons against the United States, and concerns are even deeper about the nuclear threat to Ukraine.

FILE - A fallout shelter sign hangs on a building on East 9th Street in New York, Jan. 16, 2018. According to a new poll from The Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research, close to half of Americans say they are very concerned Russia would directly target the U.S. with nuclear weapons, and 3 in 10 are somewhat concerned about that. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer, File)

WASHINGTON — Russia’s war on Ukraine has most Americans at least somewhat worried that the U.S. will be drawn directly into the conflict and could be targeted with nuclear weapons, with a new poll reflecting a level of anxiety that has echoes of the Cold War era.