By Tim Devaney - 02/15/16 10:36 AM EST
Fewer Americans now believe the U.S. has the world's strongest military, according to a Gallup poll release Monday morning.
The results may reflect growing concerns over the threat of the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria in the western world.
Two-thirds of respondents said they believe it is important for the U.S. to have the strongest military in the world. But only 37 percent believe the government should increase defense spending.
Gallup polled 1,021 random adults during the first week of February for the survey.