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Americans Are More Fearful of Terrorism Than Any Other Time Since Sept. 11

Ty Wright—Getty Images Donald Trump shakes hands and signs autographs with his supporters on Nov. 23, 2015 in Columbus, OH.

44% of those surveyed believe an attack will happen in the next few months

Americans are more fearful of a terrorist attack than at any other time since the terror attacks of Sept. 11 2001, according to a new poll.

An overwhelming amount of Americans believe the country is doomed to suffer another attack, the latest New York Times/CBS News poll has found. Forty-four percent say it is “very likely” to happen in the new few months. That’s the highest in Times or CBS polls since the weeks following the 2001 terrorist attacks, the Times reported.

The growing fear of terrorism has helped boost Donald Trump’s favor among Republican voters, according to the poll. Seven in 10 people who are likely to cast ballots in the GOP primary said the outspoken real estate mogul has what it takes to confront terrorism if elected president.

The national telephone survey, released Thursday, was conducted Dec. 4 to 8. Among the 1,275 adults who took the poll, 431 were Republican primary voters and 384 were Democratic primary voters. It had a margin of error of +/- 3% for all adults and +/- 6% for both Democratic and Republican primary voters.

[NY Times]

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