Americans are more likely now to believe a terrorist attack is coming soon than they were in 2003, according to a new CNN/ORC poll conducted after the Orlando massacre that left 49 dead and dozens more injured.
The new research shows 71 percent feel a terror attack is “very” or “somewhat” likely to occur on U.S. soil over the next several weeks. Concerns about an imminent attack have not been that high since March 2003, days after the country began its war with Iraq.
A woman writes a note on a cross at a memorial with wooden crosses for each of the 49 victims of the Pulse Nightclub, next to the Orlando Regional Medical Center, June 17, 2016 in Orlando, Florida. The shooting at Pulse Nightclub, which killed 49 people and injured 53, is the worst mass-shooting event in American history. (Photo by Drew Angerer/Getty Images)
Additionally, 24 percent believe an attack is “very likely.” Barring a survey conducted just after the May 2011 killing of Osama bin Laden, that percentage is at its highest point since November 2001.
Americans concerned about an attack are much more fearful of a so-called “lone wolf” events carried out by individuals who say they’ve been …Read the Rest
Source:: The Blaze