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Most Voters Not Confident in Foreign Security Measures, Expect Another Attack

Most U.S. voters express concern about the security measures taken by other countries following last week's attempt by terrorists in Yemen to send packages containing bombs to the United States, and the majority expect another attack to occur in the next year.

The latest Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey finds that only 38% of U.S. voters are at least somewhat confident in the security measures other countries take to assure the safety of packages sent to the United States, with four percent (4%) who are Very Confident. (To see survey question wording, click here.)

Though officials in Yemen announced the country is tightening security in all of its airports following the terrorist attempt, 57% of voters in this country are not confident in other countries’ safety measures. This includes 15% who are Not At All Confident.

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The survey of 1,000 Likely Voters was conducted on October 30-31, 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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