14% Say Major Terror Attack In U.S. Very Likely During 2019

Fourteen percent (14%) of voters nationwide say it’s Very Likely that the United States will suffer from a major terrorist attack next year, like the 9/11 attacks in 2001. A ScottRasmussen.com national survey found that another 25% believe such an attack is at least Somewhat Likely.

Forty-three percent (43%) believe a major terror attack is at least somewhat unlikely and 18% are not sure.

Urban voters are somewhat more worried about the possibility of a major terror attack than suburban or rural voters. However, most of the demographic and geographic differences on this survey question are quite modest.

Despite these concerns, 77% expect that 2019 will be a good year for them personally. Fifty-six percent (56%) believe it will be a good year for the United States.

On a related topic, 42% of voters nationwide favor President Trump’s decision to withdraw U.S. troops from Syria. Thirty-nine percent (39%) are opposed and 20% are not sure.

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The national survey of 1,000 Registered Voters was conducted December 23-24, 2018 by ScottRasmussen.com and HarrisX, a polling company specializing in online surveys (see Methodology and the demographic profile of our sample). It has a 3.1 percentage point Margin of Error with a 95% level of confidence.

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