Americans continue to question the country’s safety from terrorism and are skeptical of the government’s ability to prevent domestic terror attacks in the future.
A new Full Measure News/Rasmussen Reports national telephone and online survey of 1,000 likely U.S. voters finds that only 27 percent of American adults believe the United States is safer today than it was before the September 11, 2001, terrorist attacks, down just one point from June, which was the lowest level measured in regular tracking since 2006. Fifty-five percent do not think the country is safer today, while a sizable 18 percent are undecided.
Forty-seven percent are at least somewhat confident that the U.S. government can protect its citizens from future domestic terrorist attacks, but 50 percent are not. This includes 11percent who are Very Confident and 19 percent who are Not At All Confident.
Separate surveying finds that 52 percent of voters think the federal government does not focus enough on the threat of domestic Islamic terrorism.