Poll: 71 Percent Believe Terrorists Have Greater/Same Ability To Launch 9/11-Style Attack
On the 15-year anniversary of the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks, Americans are as apprehensive as ever about the likelihood of another major attack on the United States.
A full 71 percent of Americans now say the terrorists’ ability to launch another major attack in the United States is greater than (40 percent) or equal to (31 percent) their ability at the time of the 9/11 attacks, according to a Pew Research Center survey released earlier this week. A fourth of Americans (25 percent) say the terrorists’ ability to launch a major attack is less than it was 15 years ago.
The results — 15 years after the fact — are similar to the results Pew found in 2002, a year after the 9/11 attacks. Then, 39 percent of Americans said the terrorists’ ability to launch another major attack on U.S. soil was greater, 34 percent said it was the same as, and 22 percent said it was less than it was at the time of the September 11 – READ MORE