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52% Say U.S. Less Safe Today Than Before 9/11

Monday, November 06, 2017

Following the recent terrorist attack in New York City, most voters continue to believe the United States is less safe today than it was before 9/11, and concern is growing among voters that such attacks are the biggest threat facing the country.

A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone and online survey finds that 31% of Likely U.S. Voters believe the United States today is safer than it was before the terrorist attacks on Sept. 11, 2001. Fifty-two percent (52%) disagree and feel the country is less safe today since then. Seventeen percent (17%) are not sure. (To see survey question wording, click here.)

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The survey of 1,000 Likely Voters was conducted on November 1-2, 2017, 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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