From early 2022, Putin officially declared war on Ukraine – quoted as “special military operation” to “demilitarize” and “denazify” Ukraine. As the war emerged, the Kremlin proposed a nuclear threat in a recent local TV broadcast – said he wasn’t “bluffing” and the West should stop interfering.

Eventually, the war became a concerning threat to neighboring countries, such as Poland, China, Finland, etc. Likewise, huge influencers and celebrities started to address the war. The mastermind, founder of SpaceX and Tesla, Elon Musk, expresses his concerns about how the war could escalate badly. Elon Musk’s nuclear war prediction was discussed eventually on Twitter.

Research says that Russia has about 6000 nuclear warheads and approximately 1600 ready to be deployed, falling second just under its adversary – the United States.

Therefore, as much of a concerning threat to society, Real Research, an online survey app, launched a survey seeking opinions on Elon Musk’s nuclear war prediction.

Six in Ten Are Well Aware of Elon Musk’s Nuclear War Prediction

As we published the latest survey on Elon Musk’s nuclear war prediction, it was clear that most respondents (88.61%) were aware of Elon Musk’s Twitter discussions, and 11.39% were not.

  • Six in ten are fully aware of Musk’s de-escalation discussions
  • 42% are supportive of the use of nuclear weapons in war
  • Nuclear warhead is the ultimate defense mechanism, say 42.04%

Elon Musk was allegedly labeled as a pro-Russian despite showing efforts and thoughts on Ukraine. Undoubtedly, 50.68% say Musk is still riding the Russian side, while 22.63% say Ukraine.

Despite a Nuclear Outbreak, Majority Are Supportive

It was clear that despite a nuclear war outbreak, 50.25% stand for it, in comparison to 49.75% who are against it.

Figure 1: Survey shows respondents’ opinions on nuclear wars

This was followed by 42.04% stating that nuclear weapons are the ultimate defense mechanism of a nation, while 16.54% deny this.

Would the Kremlin Eventually Start a Nuclear Outbreak

According to our survey, 60.68% believe that Putin would eventually declare nuclear war. 18.63% state that there is only a one-in-six chance of a global nuclear outbreak, compared to 12.51% who disagree with the above and state that there is no clear evidence that Putin would start a nuclear war.

In opposition to the prior survey, this survey highlights why nuclear warhead usage should not be considered at war. Results indicate that up to 56.79% state that it could possess enormous destructive power that could cause catastrophic damage. 18.98% convey it as pointless and far from maintaining peace; likewise, 8.77% said it would create fear and distrust between neighboring countries.

Read more: 69% Say There Is a Threat in Putin’s Order of Nuclear Forces on Special Alert

Nuclear Warhead Index: the US vs. Russia

While nuclear warheads were described as ‘inhumane’ and ‘destructive,’ some nations like the United States and Russia still try to compete in nuclear power. Not surprisingly, the results reveal that Russia (46.64%) currently holds the most nuclear warheads, sweeping through its adversary – the US (27.76%). Additionally, followed by China (8.25%), India (3.59%), France (3.54%), and the UK (3.49%).

Figure 2: Nuclear warhead power index

How Likely Would Russia Trigger World War III

As the war emerges, more threats are sent out. With support from the West, Ukraine is fighting off its opponent. This only angers Putin and sends out further threats – such as nuclear. In general, the use of nuclear warheads in warfare is prohibited, according to the Geneva Conventions article 35.

Figure 3: Possibility of a nuclear war

If Russia breaks this rule, it will cause global nuclear warfare as a defense mechanism from neighboring countries. The report shows that 46.04% of respondents say that it is highly likely that a nuclear outbreak would occur, 22.88% say that it is likely, and 9.02% disagree.

Are Respondents Actually Worried About a Nuclear War?

Yes, the report reveals that the majority (55.34%) are concerned about it. On the other hand, 11.88% stay unconcerned, and 32.78% are uncertain.

Read More: Survey on Various Disasters Around The World

The War Would End Soon, Many Say

This conflict has been raging for nearly 8 months, results show that 56.62% believe that it would end soon, while 23.48% do not.

Is nuclear war imminent? Only time could prove Elon Musk’s nuclear war prediction.


Survey TitleSurvey on Elon Musk’s Nuclear War Prediction
DurationOctober 12 – October 19, 2022
Number of Participants30,000
DemographicsMales and females, aged 21 to 99
Participating Countries Afghanistan, Algeria, Angola, Argentina, Armenia, Australia, Azerbaijan, Bahrain, Bangladesh, Belarus, Benin, Bolivia, Brazil, Brunei, Bulgaria, Burkina Faso, Cambodia, Cameroon, Canada, Chile, China, China (Hong Kong) China (Macao), China (Taiwan), Colombia, Costa Rica, Croatia, Czech Republic, Ecuador, Egypt, El Salvador, Ethiopia, Finland, France, Gambia, Georgia, Germany, Ghana, Greece, Greanada, Guatemala, Honduras, Hungary, India, Indonesia, Iraq, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Ivory Coast, Japan, Jordan, Kenya, Kuwait, Kyrgyzstan, Latvia, Lebanon, Libya, Lithuania, Malaysia, Maldives, Maluritania, Mexico, Moldova, Mongolia, Morocco, Mozambique, Myanmar [Burma], Namibia, Nepal, Nicaragua, Nigeria, Oman, Pakistan, Palestine, Panama, Peru, Philippines, Poland, Portugal, Qatar, Romania, Russia, Saudi Arabia, Serbia, Sierra Leone, Singapore, Slovakia, South Africa, South Korea, Spain, Sri Lanka, Tanzania, Thailand, Togo, Tunisia, Turkey, Turkmenistan, Uganda, Ukraine, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, United States, Uruguay, Uzbekistan, Venezuela, Vietnam, Yemen, Zimbabwe.