Poll Finds Fear of Terrorist Attack on U.S. Soil Highest Since Start of Iraq War
The CNN/ORC Poll found 71% of Americans believe a terrorist attack in the United States is very or somewhat likely during the next few weeks.
A recent poll revealed that Americans are more concerned with terrorism now than at any point since 2003.
A CNN/ORC Poll found that 71% believe another terrorist attack in the United States is very or somewhat likely during the next few weeks. That’s the highest number since the U.S. first began its war with Iraq, according to the study.
Almost three-quarters of respondents aren’t as concerned with organized attacks by terrorist groups as they are the “lone wolf” attacks such as the nightclub shooting in Orlando that left 49 victims dead and more than 50 others injured.
Almost a quarter of Americans (24%) say an attack on American soil is “very likely.” Outside of a poll taken in the immediate aftermath of Osama bin Laden’s death, the number hasn’t been that high since November 2001, according to the poll.
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