Eighty-nine percent (89%) of American adults say that they remember where they were when they first heard about the 9/11 terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center. A ScottRasmussen.com national survey found that 5% cannot remember and 5% are not sure.
A ScottRasmussen.com survey found that 37% believe the changes brought about by 9/11 made America better while 43% believe the nation changed for the worse. Five percent (5%) said nothing really changed and 15% are not sure.
Surveys conducted in the first year after the attacks generally found that people believed America had changed for the better. Over time, a more negative assessment took hold. Now, 18 years later, it may be difficult for people to remember just how much has changed since those horrific attacks.
Currently, 47% of Independents believe the nation changed for the worse. Forty-five percent (45%) of Democrats agree along with 39% of Republicans (see crosstab results).
Over the coming year, 68% of all adults believe it’s likely that terrorists will try to launch another major attack on the United States. Forty-one percent (41%) believe it is at least somewhat likely they will succeed. That include 9% who fear that a successful terror attack is Very Likely in the coming year.
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The national survey of 1,084 Adults was conducted September 9-10, 2019 by ScottRasmussen.com and HarrisX, a polling company specializing in online surveys (see Methodology ). Results from the full sample have +/-3.0 Margin of Sampling Error with a 95% level of confidence.
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