NEW YORK (WCBS 880) – A new Quinnipiac University poll finds that ten years after 9/11, there is a strong belief among Americans that New York City will be attacked by terrorists again and that there will be another significant loss of life.
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“Fifty-eight percent of New Yorkers, don’t forget, they were the people who were hit directly, 58 percent of New Yorkers say yes. Fifty-four percent of New Jerseyans, and they looked across the river and saw the towers burning, burning, burning, they think there will be. The nation, a little bit less, but still a lot – 49 percent,” said poll director Maurice Carroll.
A total of 36 percent of American voters are “very worried” or “somewhat worried” about another terrorist attack somewhere in the U.S. in the next few months. This is down from 62 percent in an August 29, 2006 survey, just before the fifth anniversary of 9/11.
LINK: Detailed Poll Results
But Carroll says the poll also found that 78 percent of American voters surveyed say in spite of concerns about another attack, they and their families are living life as usual.
Additionally, the poll release says historians will consider the 9/11 attack more significant than the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor, New York City voters say 45 to 32 percent. Men say 44 to 34 percent that Pearl Harbor is more significant, but women point 54 to 23 percent to 9/11. Voters nationwide tip to Pearl Harbor 45 to 43 percent, with women citing 9/11 50 to 36 percent and men pointing to Pearl Harbor 55 to 35 percent.
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