June 19, 2017
A new poll reveals a majority of Americans are confident the government will protect U.S. citizens from a terror attack.
Monday’s Gallup poll shows 70-percent of those surveyed have a “great deal” or “fair amount” of trust in the government’s ability to defend against future acts of terrorism.
However, it also shows 6-in-10 people believe an attack in the U.S. is either “very” or “somewhat likely” to occur in the near future.
The survey was conducted earlier this month, shortly after two terror attacks hit the U.K.
Gallup says trust in the government remained high following the 9/11 attacks in 2001, but dropped to a record low after the San Bernardino attack 2015.