September 11th, 2009
11:23 AM ET

Terror concerns dropping?

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CNN/Opinon Research Corporation

Concern about a terrorist attack in the United States is roughly half of what it was immediately after the September 11 attacks, according to a new national poll.

Thirty-four percent of people questioned in a CNN/Opinion Research Corporation national survey released on the eve of the eighth anniversary of 9/11 say they think an act of terrorism in the U.S. over the next few weeks is likely, with 64 percent indicating such an attack is not likely. The 34 percent figure is down 20 points from three years ago and is nearly half the 66 percent who in late 2001 felt a terrorist attack was likely.

The poll also indicates that only one in 10 say that a terrorist attack is likely in the community where they live. More than six in 10 say they have confidence in the Obama administration's ability to protect the country from terrorism, although only one in four say they have a great deal of confidence.

Find full results to the poll here...

soundoff (2 Responses)
  1. Mari

    We feel safer, because we no longer have a fear-monger as president.

    If one has faith in God, one can not live in fear.

    September 13, 2009 at 4:41 pm |
  2. Annie Kate

    I feel safer now than back in 2001 immediately following the attack. I don't know whether this is attributable to the passage of time or to the two wars we have been fighting in the middle east. They haven"t really been able to do a large scale successful attack since then and with their leadership in hiding Obama's Lieutenants may be suffering from a lack of a consistent and presence. Whatever the reason I hope it lasts.

    September 11, 2009 at 5:40 pm |