Our latest Livewire Poll of 1800 investors shows that the largest number of respondents believe that the biggest threat to the Australian market is China's economic slowdown. Approximately 33.3% believe that China's slowdown will have the greatest impact on the Australian market. Rising unemployment came in a close second at 28.6%. On the other hand, 23.8% of respondents believe that the US debt default posed the third biggest risk, followed by rising interest rates at 14.3%. A lack of industrial activity was also noted as a potential drag on the economy as mining development expenditure passes its' peak.