Most Americans believe an attack in the U.S. is likely in the near future

Fears among Americans about terrorist attacks on U.S. soil have risen sharply a week after a major assault in Paris killed 130, according to a new Washington Post-ABC News poll, which finds a majority believing that the country is at war with “radical Islam.”

Fully 83 percent of registered voters say they believe a terrorist attack in the United States resulting in large casualties is likely in the near future, rising from 73 percent in a Quinnipiac University poll earlier this month asking the same question. Forty percent say a major attack in the United States is “very likely,” up eight percentage points since last week’s attacks to match the record level of concern recorded after the 2005 subway bombings in Britain.

  • dance…dancetotheradio

    I don’t go downtown and I don’t work in hotels anymore.
    But, I do work at a place where security is paramount.
    I keep asking where the guns are when they decide we are an actionable target.
    Nobody seems to know.
    They gotta be there.

  • John

    America is in such disarray. If between now and Nov. next year there’s another attack resulting in mass casualties, America’s careerist political class will be circling the drain.

    And they deserve it.