Q.How much of a threat would you say the Soviet Union is to the United States these days: a very serious threat, a serious threat, a minor threat, or not a threat at all? ......... ...Serious/very serious threat...60%... ...Minor threat...31... ...No threat at all... 8... ...No opinion... 1...

Q.How would you rate the state of relations between the United States and the Soviet Union today: excellent, good, not so good or poor? ......

...Excellent... 2%... ...Good...55... ...Not so good...36... ...Poor... 7...

Q.In the next 10 years do you think relations between the United States and the Soviet Union will get better, get worse, or stay about the same? ......... ...Get better...49%... ...Get worse...12... ...Stay about the same...38... ...No opinion... 1...

Q.Ronald Reagan and Mikhail Gorbachev will meet in Washington, D.C., beginning on Dec. {8th}. Do you think the summit meeting will ease tensions in the world, or not? (If answered yes, respondents were asked: Will it ease them a lot, some or a little?) ......... ...It will ease tensions a lot... 7%... ...It will ease tensions some...39... ...It will ease tensions a little...17... ...No, it will not ease tensions...34... ...No opinion... 3...

Q.Do you think a medium-range missile agreement will increase the chances of nuclear war between the United States and the Soviet Union, decrease the chances of nuclear war or won't it have much effect on the chances for nuclear war? (Depending on the answer, respondents were then asked: Will it increase/decrease chances of nuclear war a lot or just a little?) ......... ...Increase chances a lot... 4%... ...Increase chances a little... 5... ...Decrease chances a lot...13... ...Decrease chances a little...27... ...Won't have much effect...48... ...No opinion... 3...

Figures are from a Washington Post-ABC News poll of 1,007 adults Nov. 30 to Dec. 2. Margin of sampling error for the overall results is plus or minus 3 percentage points. Sampling error is only one of many potential sources of error in this or any other public opinion poll.