43% Think U.S. Safer Today Than Before 9/11
Thursday, December 27, 2012
With Americans focused on the U.S. economy, there has been little change in perceptions of the War on Terror. However, belief that the country is safer today than before 9/11 has fallen to levels found before the killing of Osama bin Laden.
A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey shows that 45% of Likely U.S. Voters believe the United States and its allies are winning the War on Terror. That’s little changed from a month ago. Over the past year-and-a-half, confidence that the U.S. is winning has stayed between 44% and 51%.
Prior to the killing of Osama bin Laden, confidence in the War on Terror had been lower, falling to 32% in April 2011.
Currently, 18% think the terrorists are winning, while another 28% say neither side is ahead. (To see survey question wording, click here.)
The survey of 1,000 Likely Voters was conducted on December 22, 2012 by Rasmussen Reports. The margin of sampling error is +/- 3 percentage point with a 95% level of confidence. Field work for all Rasmussen Reports surveys is conducted by Pulse Opinion Research, LLC. See methodology.
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