911, 12 Years Later – Record Numbers of Us Say We Feel Less Safe
The number of Americans who say they feel less safe than before 911 is at an all-time high.
The Fox News poll released Wednesday shows a record high 38% of Americans (nearly 4-in-10) feel less safe today than they did before the tragedy of 911.
That's a 5% jump from the last time Fox surveyed voters, up from 33% in 2011, and up 15% from 2004. According to poll data, only 51% of Americans overall think we are safer, down from 54% in 2011.
Republicans had the biggest drop, only 38% felt the U.S. was safer than before 911, independents also showed a drop of at least 5%. The GOP number is down 22% from 2011.
Conversely with Democrats, the opposite was true. Today, 64% of Democrats believe the country is safer, a rise of 14% from the 2011 poll. As for Obama's performance on terrorism, overall 48% approve of his job, 45% do not, with the rest undecided.
The poll was conducted among 900 registered voters via telephone and has a margin of error of +3 and -3.
(Kennewick Southridge 911 memorial is pictured at it's dedication)