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.
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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