Americans Fear A Terrorist Attack Now More Than In The Days After 9/11

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December 10, 2015 6:55 p.m.

Americans are now more fearful of a terror attack than they were in the days that followed 9/11, according to a New York Times/CBS News poll released Thursday.

Of Americans surveyed, 79 percent said a terrorist attack was “very or somewhat likely” in the next few months. Of the Americans surveyed in the days after 9/11, 78 percent responded that a terrorist attack was “very or somewhat likely.”

Even more Americans said they thought terrorism was the number one issue facing the country this month (19 percent) compared to last (4 percent).

The poll was conducted by phone from Dec. 4 to Dec. 8 among 1,275 adults. The margin of error is plus or minus three percentage points.

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