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Terrorism Recedes As Top Political Issue

Though the economy has replaced the fight against terrorism as the public’s top priority, people remain very worried about the prospects of another attack almost two years after Sept. 11, 2001. Three-fourths of Americans say the world is a more dangerous place than it was a decade ago, according to a poll released Thursday by the Pew Research Center for the People & the Press. Just before the attacks, about half felt that way. “Even though terrorism has lost some priority on the national agenda, there are still considerable worries about the threat,” said Andrew Kohut, director of the Pew Research Center. “The fear factor lingers two years later — a much greater percentage of people than just prior to the attacks see this as a more dangerous world.” Full Story

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