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Gallup Poll: Americans Say Terrorism is No. 1 U.S. Problem

A recent Gallup poll shows that a higher number of Americans believe that terrorism is the most important U.S. problem, while those who feel that way about the sluggish economy are the lowest since the economic meltdown in 2008.

Whereas in early August, just 3% of Americans identified terrorism as the most important U.S. problem, the ongoing terrorist attacks in the U.S. and Europe have upped that number to 16%. This is the highest percentage of Americans to mention terrorism in a decade, although lower than the 46% measured after 9/11.
Before 2001, terrorism barely registered as the most important problem facing the country.

In a breakdown according to parties, 24% of Republicans name terrorism as the most important problem, compared with 9% of Democrats and 15% of independents. 


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