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As Americans remember the 9-11 terrorist attacks that took place 20 years today, a new Rasmussen Reports national phone and online survey shows 45 percent of likely voters believe many Americans have forgotten the impact of those attacks.

Forty-two percent disagree that most Americans have forgotten the attacks carried out by the Islamic group al-Qaeda.


Fifty-one percent said they believe the bigger threat to the U.S. is now a domestic terrorist attack. Thirty-eight percent maintained the greatest threat comes from terrorists outside the country.

That’s a big bump from 2016 when just 19 percent said the bigger threat came from outside of the country.

Fifty-five percent of Republicans said many Americans have forgotten the impact of the terrorist attacks. Thirty-four percent of Democrats agree, as do 46 percent of unaffiliated voters.

Half of Republicans also said attacks from outside the country are more of a threat than domestic terrorism. Thirty-four percent of unaffiliated voters and 29 percent of Democrats agree.

Fifty-four percent of Democrats said Muslims living in America are treated unfairly because of their religion and ethnicity, but only 24 percent of Republicans and 27 percent of unaffiliated voters agree.

Author: Jacob Hall


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