War on Terror Update
Most Voters Say America Is Not Safer Than It Was Before 9/11
With the Taliban taking over Afghanistan, a majority of voters now believe America is less safe than it was before the 9/11 attacks two decades ago.
A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone and online survey finds that 51% of Likely U.S. Voters say the United States today is not safer than it was before the 9/11 terrorist attacks. That’s up from 41% two years ago. Thirty-four percent (34%) now think the U.S. is safer than it was before the 9/11 attacks, down from 41% in 2019. Fourteen percent (14%) are not sure. (To see survey question wording, click here.)
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The survey of 1,000 U.S. Likely Voters was conducted on August 22-23, 2021 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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