Most French say government could do more to prevent terror attacks

More than half of French people believe the government could do more to stop terror attacks, according to a poll published this week, six days after fresh bloodshed in the country.

Fifty-eight percent of respondents said that French President Emmanuel Macron and his administration were not using “all the necessary means in the fight against the terrorist threat in France,” according to the study by the Elabe polling group.

Among the measures that drew the greatest support were expelling foreign nationals on France’s terror watchlist (backed by 80 percent of respondents) and preventing French jihadists returning from Syria and Iraq (78 percent).