9/11 anniversary poll shows Americans’ safety concerns

Surviving victims of the terrorist attack on the World Trade Center on September 11, 2001. Credit: Wikimedia Commons.

(JNS.org) A new NBC News/Wall Street Journal poll marking the 13th 9/11 anniversary shows that about 37 percent of Americans feel that the U.S. is not as safe now as it was before the terrorist attacks of 2001. In the same poll last year, that figure was 28 percent..

The poll also showed that 61 percent of Americans believe that U.S. military action against the Islamic State terrorist group is necessary. 

"A very war-weary country… seems to have woken up to the real threat that ISIS may present," said Bill McInturff, one of the pollsters who conducted the survey, according to the Associated Press.

Only 32 percent of respondents approved of U.S. President Barack Obama's foreign policy, and 67 percent said they feel the U.S. is "on the wrong track."

Posted on September 11, 2014 .