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  Six out of 10 kids are scared of war
Updated 07 March 2003, 17.40
People are talking a lot about war with Iraq
More than half of you are really worried about war, according to a survey carried out by CBBC Newsround.

We asked hundreds of children across the UK aged 10 to 14 what bothered them most.

58% said war was your main concern.

Dramatic change

You're telling us you're worried about war
In previous surveys, children have said they're most worried about things like bullying, drugs and doing well in school.

But all the talk of a possible war with Iraq seems to have changed things dramatically.

The next things on the list were far behind, including:

  • crime (7%)
  • terrorism (6%)
  • destruction of the environment (4%)
  • bullying (2%)
  • drugs (2%)

Only 10% of children said they weren't worried about anything at all.

In our survey, we also asked what you would do if they were prime minister.

Nearly a third said your top priority would be to put a stop to war.

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