The Front page of French daily Le Parisien on Nov. 13, 2015
By Joanna Plucinska
November 14, 2015

On the morning of Friday’s attacks in Paris that left over 120 dead, French daily Le Parisien published a special cover story about a rising fear of terrorism in French society.

The article, titled “The Great Fear of Terrorism,” outlines the results of an annual study by the French National Supervisory Body on Crime and Punishment published Friday morning detailing, among other things, what the French are most afraid of.

The study examines eight different factors that occupy the minds of the French, including racism, poverty, health and delinquency.

According to the article, fear of terrorism now ranks in second place behind unemployment, with 17.7% of French people over the age of 14 identifying it as French society’s primary worry.

Last year, only 2.6% of the population saw it as their main concern.

France faced multiple terror threats this year, including a deadly assault on the offices of the satire magazine Charlie Hebdo in January, a thwarted train shooting and a beheading at a factory.

French newspapers including Le Parisien have already released their Saturday covers reporting on the attacks, calling them horrifying and even comparing them to war.

Read the story (in French) here.

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