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Confidence in U.S. Success in War on Terror Drops To Low for the Year

Monday, December 06, 2010

Confidence in America’s safety from terrorism ties the highest level found in 2010, but the number who believe the United States is safer today than it was before 9/11 remains below 50% for the 21st  straight month.

The latest Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey shows that 47% of Likely Voters believe America is safer today than it was before the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks. That ties the highest level reached since last August but is down from 54% just after President Obama took office in January 2009.

Thirty-four percent (34%) say America is not safer today, also the lowest level measured since August 2009. Another 19% of voters are not sure. (To see survey question wording, click here).

August was the first time since December 2009 that the number who felt the nation was safer was higher than the number of those who disagreed. 

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The survey of 1,000 Likely U.S. Voters was conducted on November 9-10, 2010 by Rasmussen Reports. The margin of sampling error is +/- 3 percentage points 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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