In their own words: How Americans reacted to the rioting at the U.S. Capitol
“Saddened, hurt, disgusted,” one woman in her 50s said. “Never thought I would see anything like this in my life.”
Americans See Spread of Disease as Top International Threat, Along With Terrorism, Nuclear Weapons, Cyberattacks
Most say cooperation with other countries is important in dealing with global threats, especially on the spread of infectious diseases.
U.S. Public Views on Climate and Energy
A majority of U.S. adults say they are taking at least some specific action in their daily lives to protect the environment, though Democrats and Republicans remain at ideological odds over the causes of climate change and the effects of policies to address it.
Defending against terrorism has remained a top policy priority for Americans since 9/11
Around seven-in-ten Americans or more have seen defending against terrorism as a top priority for the White House and Congress since early 2002.
About a fifth of Americans cite 9/11 response as event that made them most proud of U.S.
The Sept. 11 attacks united Americans in a way that few other historical events have.
Like most Americans, U.S. Muslims concerned about extremism in the name of Islam
About eight-in-ten U.S. Muslims (82%) say they are either very (66%) or somewhat concerned (16%) about extremism committed in the name of Islam around the world.
Majorities in Europe, North America worried about Islamic extremism
People across Europe and in the U.S. and Canada have pervasive concerns about the threat of Islamic extremism in their countries.
Americans divided in views of use of torture in U.S. anti-terror efforts
Overall, 48% of Americans say there are some circumstances under which the use of torture is acceptable in U.S. anti-terrorism efforts.
4 factors driving anti-establishment sentiment in Europe
Learn more about a variety of factors driving the anti-establishment sentiments that are spreading throughout much of Europe.
15 Years After 9/11, a Sharp Partisan Divide on Ability of Terrorists to Strike U.S.
As the 15th anniversary of 9/11 approaches, partisan differences over the ability of terrorists to launch a major attack on the United States are now as wide as at any point dating back to 2002.
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