November 2, 2010

Why Has the U.S. Not Been Attacked?

43%

A plurality among the public says the reason there has not been another terrorist attack in America since 2001 is mostly the result of luck.

By more than a two-to-one margin, Americans say the government is doing a good job in reducing the threat of terrorism. But the public does not fully credit the feds for preventing terrorist attacks. In fact, a 43%-plurality says that the reason there has not been another terrorist attack in America since 2001 is mostly the result of luck. More than a third (37%) credit the government doing a good job, while 13% say America is a difficult target for terrorists. The public has been divided on this question since it was first asked in 2005. Read More