September 8, 2011 - New Yorkers, Other Americans Expect New Attack, Quinnipiac University Polls Find; But Voters Live Life As Usual

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By overwhelming margins, New Yorkers and Americans in general are not allowing concerns about terrorism to control their lives, but 58 percent of New York City voters, 54 percent of New Jersey voters and 49 percent of voters nationwide believe "another terrorist attack in New York City, causing large numbers of lives to be lost," is very likely or somewhat likely, according to results of three Quinnipiac University polls released today. The polls compare attitudes among New Yorkers, New Jersey residents and voters nationwide.

A total of 36 percent of American voters are "very worried" or "somewhat worried" about another terrorist attack somewhere in the U.S. in the next few months, the independent Quinnipiac (KWIN-uh-pe-ack) University poll finds. This is down from 62 percent in an August 29, 2006, survey, just before the fifth anniversary of 9/11.

Despite these concerns, 78 percent of American voters, 76 percent of New Jersey voters and 70 percent of New York City voters say their family is going about day-to-day life as usual.

"Across the nation, fears of another 9/11 have faded a lot. At Ground Zero, New Yorkers are still worried," said Maurice Carroll, director of the Quinnipiac University Polling Institute. "New Yorkers were the terrorist target on 9/11 and they're more fearful - more than their New Jersey neighbors, more than the nation as a whole - that it might happen again.

"New Jerseyans, with vivid memories of the flaming towers just across the Hudson River, think it more likely than not that terrorists will strike again. New Yorkers, who 10 years ago suffered that attack directly, fear a repetition by almost 2-1.

"Have we made life-style changes because of 9/11 fears or is it life as usual? Overwhelmingly, a shade less in New York City than elsewhere, it's life as usual."

"We're talking about 9/11 fears just a few steps from where we were talking about the Democratic mayoral primary on 9/11 itself, across Broadway from St. Paul's Chapel, around the corner from the World Trade Center," Carroll added.

Historians will consider the 9/11 attack more significant than the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor, New York City voters say 45 - 32 percent. Men say 44 - 34 percent that Pearl Harbor is more significant, but women point 54 - 23 percent to 9/11. Voters nationwide tip to Pearl Harbor 45 - 43 percent, with women citing 9/11 50 - 36 percent and men pointing to Pearl Harbor 55 - 35 percent.

"New Yorkers think 9/11 is more important to history than Pearl Harbor. The rest of the nation isn't so sure. There's a significant gender gap. Women are far more likely than men to think that memories of 9/11 will dominate over Pearl Harbor in the history books," Carroll said.

Only 12 percent of New Jersey voters believe a major terrorist attack in their own home town is very or somewhat likely and 39 percent are very or somewhat worried that a member of their family will become the victim of a terrorist attack.

In an open-ended question, allowing for any answer, 14 percent of American voters list New York as the U.S. city they would most like to visit, followed by Washington at 7 percent.

New York was at 13 percent in a December 10, 2001, Quinnipiac University poll.

New York is safer since the 9/11 attacks, 31 percent of American voters say, while 57 percent say it is about as safe and 8 percent say less safe. Since the attacks, 14 percent of voters nationwide say they are more likely to visit New York, with 15 percent less likely and 67 percent about as likely. Since 9/11, 19 percent of Americans are less likely to travel by plane, while 9 percent are more likely and 69 percent are about as likely. There is almost no gender gap.

From September 1 - 6, Quinnipiac University surveyed 1,282 New York City registered voters with a margin of error of +/- 2.7 percentage points. From August 16 - 27, Quinnipiac University surveyed 2,730 registered voters nationwide with a margin of error of +/- 1.9 percentage points. From August 9 - 15, Quinnipiac University surveyed 1,624 New Jersey registered voters with a margin of error of +/- 2.4 percentage points. Live interviewers call land lines and cell phones.

The Quinnipiac University Poll, directed by Douglas Schwartz, Ph.D., conducts public opinion surveys in Pennsylvania, New York, New Jersey, Connecticut, Florida, Ohio, Virginia and the nation as a public service and for research. For more data or RSS feed- http://www.quinnipiac.edu/polling.xml, call (203) 582-5201, or follow us on Twitter.

9. How likely do you think it is that in the near future there will be another terrorist attack in New York City causing large numbers of lives to be lost? Very likely, somewhat likely, not very likely, or not likely at all?
                     NEW YORK CITY.........................................
                                                                      Union
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Wht    Blk    Hisp   HsHld
 
Very likely          15%    21%    16%    10%    13%    15%    19%    19%
Smwht likely         43     44     44     47     46     46     42     46
Not very likely      24     23     23     28     27     23     16     23
Not likely at all    10      7     11      8      7      9     14      6
DK/NA                 8      5      7      7      8      7      8      5
 
                     Brnx   Kngs   Man    Qns    StIsl  Men    Wom
 
Very likely          20%    11%    15%    16%    20%    13%    17%
Smwht likely         42     46     39     42     57     38     48
Not very likely      18     26     25     28     16     27     22
Not likely at all    10      9     12      9      3     13      7
DK/NA                11      8      9      5      4      9      7
 
 
10. Since the terrorist attacks on September 11, 2001 are you more likely to travel by plane, less likely to travel by plane, or about as likely to travel by plane?
                     NEW YORK CITY.........................................
                                                                      Union
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Wht    Blk    Hisp   HsHld
 
More likely          10%     7%    11%    10%     7%    13%    13%     9%
Less likely          20     22     21     18     17     26     20     20
About as likely      65     68     64     66     73     59     61     69
DK/NA                 4      3      4      6      4      2      6      3
 
                     Brnx   Kngs   Man    Qns    StIsl  Men    Wom
 
More likely          11%     9%     9%    15%     3%    12%     9%
Less likely          24     22     16     19     24     19     22
About as likely      60     65     69     62     72     65     65
DK/NA                 5      3      5      4      1      4      4
 
 
11. In the future, do you think that historians will consider the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor or the Al Qaeda attacks on September 11th as more significant?
                     NEW YORK CITY.........................................
                                                                      Union
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Wht    Blk    Hisp   HsHld
 
Pearl Harbor         32%    34%    31%    37%    39%    25%    38%    34%
September 11th       45     45     48     43     40     55     35     48
DK/NA                22     21     21     20     21     20     27     18
 
                     Brnx   Kngs   Man    Qns    StIsl  Men    Wom
 
Pearl Harbor         28%    28%    41%    35%    25%    44%    23%
September 11th       51     47     38     45     55     34     54
DK/NA                21     25     21     21     20     22     22
 
                     AGE IN YEARS.....
                     18-34  35-54  55+
 
Pearl Harbor         31%    34%    32%
September 11th       48     45     45
DK/NA                20     21     23
 
 
12. As a result of the threat of terrorism, have you or members of your family gone about day-to-day life as usual or have you made some changes?
                     NEW YORK CITY.........................................
                                                                      Union
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Wht    Blk    Hisp   HsHld
 
Life as usual        70%    67%    70%    76%    75%    73%    60%    63%
Made some changes    29     33     30     23     25     27     40     37
DK/NA                 1      -      1      2      -      1      -      -
 
                     Brnx   Kngs   Man    Qns    StIsl  Men    Wom
 
Life as usual        68%    67%    77%    70%    67%    72%    69%
Made some changes    31     31     23     30     31     27     30
DK/NA                 1      1      1      -      2      1      1
 
TREND: As a result of the threat of terrorism, have you or members of your family gone about day-to-day life as usual or have you made some changes?
                     NEW YORK CITY..
                     Sep 08  Feb 03
                     2011    2006
 
Life as usual        70      76
Made some changes    29      24
DK/NA                 1       -
 
 
13. How worried are you that there will be another terrorist attack on the United States in the next few months - very worried, somewhat worried, not too worried or not worried at all?
                     NEW YORK CITY.........................................
                                                                      Union
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Wht    Blk    Hisp   HsHld
 
Very worried          9%    16%     7%     8%     7%     7%    10%     8%
Smwht worried        30     39     31     28     35     28     28     32
Not too worried      35     29     36     36     35     35     36     40
Not worried at all   24     16     24     27     20     29     24     18
DK/NA                 2      1      2      1      2      2      2      2
 
                     Brnx   Kngs   Man    Qns    StIsl  Men    Wom
 
Very worried          9%     8%     6%    13%    15%     7%    11%
Smwht worried        34     29     28     28     41     25     34
Not too worried      33     36     37     36     26     34     36
Not worried at all   24     25     27     22     16     32     17
DK/NA                 -      3      1      2      2      2      2
 
 
14. Which comes closer to your view - (A) the government should take all steps necessary to prevent additional acts of terrorism in the United States even if it means your basic civil liberties would be violated; OR (B) the government should take steps to prevent additional acts of terrorism but not if those would violate your basic civil liberties?
                     NEW YORK CITY.........................................
                                                                      Union
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Wht    Blk    Hisp   HsHld
 
(A) All steps        28%    55%    22%    25%    34%    24%    24%    28%
(B) Shldn't violate
    civil liberties  66     40     72     71     61     70     65     68
DK/NA                 6      5      6      4      5      5     10      4
 
                     Brnx   Kngs   Man    Qns    StIsl  Men    Wom
 
(A) All steps        22%    31%    24%    32%    35%    26%    30%
(B) Shldn't violate
    civil liberties  69     64     70     65     62     67     65
DK/NA                 9      6      6      3      4      6      5
 
TREND: Which comes closer to your view; (A) the government should take all steps necessary to prevent additional acts of terrorism in the United States even if it means your basic civil liberties would be violated; OR (B) the government should take steps to prevent additional acts of terrorism but not if those would violate your basic civil liberties?
                     NEW YORK CITY.................................
                     Sep 08  May 24  Apr 13  Feb 3   Aug 19  Jul 20
                     2011    2010    2006    2006    2005    2005
 
(A) All steps        28      31      29      28      38      30
(B) Shldn't violate    
    civil liberties  66      65      65      66      55      64
DK/NA                 6       4       7       6       7       6
 
 
46. If you could afford it and had the vacation time, what major city in the United States would you most like to visit in the next year or so?
                     NATIONAL..............................
                                          AGE IN YRS.......
                     Tot    Men    Wom    18-34  35-54  55+
 
New York City, NY    14%    12%    16%    20%    14%    11%
Washington, DC        7      5      9      5      8      7 
San Francisco, CA     6      5      6      5      4      7 
Honolulu, HI          5      5      5      3      7      4 
Orlando, FL           4      4      5      5      7      2 
Las Vegas, NV         4      5      3      4      3      5 
Seattle, WA           4      4      3      4      3      4 
Los Angeles, CA       4      4      4      4      4      3 
Chicago, IL           3      3      2      3      2      3 
San Diego, CA         3      3      2      2      3      2 
Miami, FL             3      5      1      6      4      1 
Boston, MA            2      2      2      2      2      2 
Denver, CO            2      2      2      3      1      2 
New Orleans, LA       2      2      3      3      2      2 
Anchorage, AK         1      2      1      2      1      1 
Atlanta, GA           1      1      1      1      1      - 
Austin, TX            1      1      -      1      1      - 
Dallas, TX            1      1      1      1      1      1 
Houston, TX           1      -      1      -      1      1 
Maui, HI              1      1      1      1      2      1 
Philadelphia, PA      1      1      1      1      1      - 
Phoenix, AZ           1      1      1      1      -      1 
Portland, OR          1      1      -      1      -      1 
Tampa, FL             1      1      -      -      1      - 
None/Dn't like cities 3      3      3      1      3      4 
Other                20     20     21     17     20     24 
DK/NA                 6      5      7      3      5      9 
 
REGTREND: If you could afford it and had the vacation time, what major city in the United States would you most like to visit in the next year or so?
                     NATIONAL.........
                     Sep 08  Dec 10
                     2011    2001
 
Anchorage, AK         1       2
Atlanta, GA           1       1
Austin, TX            1       -
 
Boston, MA            2       1
Chicago, IL           3       3
Dallas, TX            1       1
 
Daytona, FL           -       1
Denver, CO            2       2
Honolulu, HI          5       4
 
Houston, TX           1       -
Los Angeles, CA       4       4
Las Vegas, NV         4       6
 
Miami, FL             3       4
Maui, HI              1       1
New York City, NY    14      13
 
New Orleans, LA       2       2
Orlando, FL           4       5
Philadelphia, PA      1       -
 
Phoenix, AZ           1       1
Portland, OR          1       -
San Diego, CA         3       2
 
San Francisco, CA     6       6
Seattle, WA           4       3
Tampa, FL             1       1
Washington, DC        7       3
 
None/Dn't like cities 3       3
Other                20      23
DK/NA                 6       7
 
 
47. Since the terrorist attacks on September 11, 2001 do you think New York City is a more safe place to visit, less safe, or about as safe?
                     NATIONAL...................................................
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk    Hsp
 
More safe            31%    36%    30%    31%    36%    26%    32%    27%    35%
Less safe             8      7      8      8      8      8      7     15      9
About as safe        57     54     58     58     52     62     58     52     55
DK/NA                 4      3      4      3      4      4      4      5      1
 
                     WHITE............... AGE IN YRS.......    EDUCATION.....
                                   BrnAgn                      No col College
                     Prot   Cath   Evngl  18-34  35-54  55+    degree degree
 
More safe            30%    34%    31%    32%    35%    27%    28%    38%
Less safe             8      8     10      5      6     10     10      3
About as safe        57     55     55     59     57     58     58     56
DK/NA                 5      3      4      4      3      6      5      3
 
REGTREND: Since the terrorist attacks on September 11, do you think New York City is a more safe place to visit, less safe, or about as safe?
                     NATIONAL..............
                     Sep 08  Nov 25  Dec 10
                     2011    2002    2001
 
More safe            31      31      28
Less safe             8       8      12
About as safe        57      58      58
DK/NA                 4       3       2
 
 
48. Since the terrorist attacks on September 11, 2001 are you more likely to visit New York City, less likely to visit New York City, or about as likely to visit New York City?
                     NATIONAL...................................................
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk    Hsp
 
More likely          14%    12%    17%    14%    16%    13%    11%    26%    24%
Less likely          15     16     16     14     14     16     14     18     15
About as likely      67     69     63     68     66     68     72     48     58
DK/NA                 4      3      4      4      4      4      3      7      3
 
                     WHITE............... AGE IN YRS.......    EDUCATION.....
                                   BrnAgn                      No col College
                     Prot   Cath   Evngl  18-34  35-54  55+    degree degree
 
More likely           9%    15%    10%    17%    14%    13%    15%    13%
Less likely          17     15     19      6     12     22     19      6
About as likely      71     67     69     74     70     62     62     78
DK/NA                 3      3      3      3      4      4      4      3
 
REGTREND: Since the terrorist attacks on September 11, are you more likely to visit New York City, less likely to visit New York City, or about as likely to visit New York City?
                     NATIONAL..............
                     Sep 08  Nov 25  Dec 10
                     2011    2002    2001
 
More likely          14      21      20
Less likely          15      12      16
About as likely      67      64      63
DK/NA                 4       4       2
 
 
49. How likely do you think it is that in the near future there will be another terrorist attack in New York City causing large numbers of lives to be lost? Very likely, somewhat likely, not very likely, or not likely at all?
                     NATIONAL...................................................
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk    Hsp
 
Very likely          11%    11%    10%    10%    10%    11%    10%    16%    10%
Smwht likely         38     50     29     38     36     40     41     27     34
Not very likely      34     28     39     35     37     31     35     26     33
Not likely at all    13      9     18     12     14     13     11     25     17
DK/NA                 4      2      4      4      3      5      3      5      5
 
                     WHITE............... AGE IN YRS.......    EDUCATION.....
                                   BrnAgn                      No col College
                     Prot   Cath   Evngl  18-34  35-54  55+    degree degree
 
Very likely          12%     9%    14%     4%    13%    12%    13%     6%
Smwht likely         44     45     45     32     39     40     38     38
Not very likely      32     32     28     40     32     32     30     41
Not likely at all    10     11     10     20     13     11     14     12
DK/NA                 3      3      2      3      3      5      4      3
 
 
REGTREND: How likely do you think it is that in the near future there will be another terrorist attack in New York City causing large numbers of lives to be lost? Very likely, somewhat likely, not very likely, or not likely at all?
                     NATIONAL.........
                     Sep 08  Dec 10
                     2011    2001
                             
Very likely          11       9
Smwht likely         38      33
Not very likely      34      36
Not likely at all    13      16
DK/NA                 4       5
 
50. Since the terrorist attacks on September 11, 2001 are you more likely to travel by plane, less likely to travel by plane, or about as likely to travel by plane?
                     NATIONAL...................................................
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk    Hsp
 
More likely           9%     9%    10%    10%    11%     8%     8%    20%    11%
Less likely          19     16     21     19     17     21     18     24     17
About as likely      69     71     66     69     70     68     72     51     70
DK/NA                 3      4      3      2      3      3      3      5      2
 
                     WHITE............... AGE IN YRS.......    EDUCATION.....
                                   BrnAgn                      No col College
                     Prot   Cath   Evngl  18-34  35-54  55+    degree degree
 
More likely           7%     9%     7%    11%     9%     9%     9%     9%
Less likely          20     17     22     12     16     23     22     12
About as likely      70     72     67     76     72     63     65     78
DK/NA                 3      2      3      -      3      4      4      1
 
REGTREND: Since the terrorist attacks on September 11, are you more likely to travel by plane, less likely to travel by plane, or about as likely to travel by plane?
                     NATIONAL.........
                     Sep 08  Dec 10
                     2011    2001
                             
More likely           9       9
Less likely          19      24
About as likely      69      66
DK/NA                 3       1
 
51. In the future, do you think that historians will consider the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor or the Al Qaeda attacks on September 11th as more significant?
                     NATIONAL...................................................
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk    Hsp
 
Pearl Harbor         45%    44%    45%    46%    55%    36%    48%    33%    39%
September 11th       43     42     43     43     35     50     40     54     44
DK/NA                13     13     13     10     11     14     12     13     17
 
                     WHITE............... AGE IN YRS.......    EDUCATION.....
                                   BrnAgn                      No col College
                     Prot   Cath   Evngl  18-34  35-54  55+    degree degree
 
Pearl Harbor         47%    45%    43%    47%    40%    48%    43%    49%
September 11th       41     44     45     43     48     38     43     42
DK/NA                12     11     12     10     11     14     14      9
TREND: In the future, do you think that historians will consider the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor or the Al Qaeda attacks on September 11th as more significant?
                     NATIONAL......
                     Sep 08  Aug 29
                     2011    2006
                             
Pearl Harbor         45      33
September 11th       43      56
DK/NA                13      10
 
 
52. As a result of the threat of terrorism, have you or members of your family gone about day-to-day life as usual or have you made some changes?
                     NATIONAL...................................................
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk    Hsp
 
Life as usual        78%    75%    82%    77%    79%    78%    78%    77%    81%
Made some changes    21     24     18     22     21     22     21     23     18
DK/NA                 1      1      -      1      1      -      -      -      1
 
                     WHITE............... AGE IN YRS.......    EDUCATION.....
                                   BrnAgn                      No col College
                     Prot   Cath   Evngl  18-34  35-54  55+    degree degree
 
Life as usual        79%    77%    75%    84%    74%    80%    78%    79%
Made some changes    20     23     25     16     26     19     21     21
DK/NA                 1      -      -      1      -      1      1      -
 
TREND: As a result of the threat of terrorism, have you or members of your family gone about day-to-day life as usual or have you made some changes?
                     NATIONAL......
                     Sep 08  Aug 29
                     2011    2006
                            
Life as usual        78      72
Made some changes    21      27
DK/NA                 1       1
 
 
53. How worried are you that there will be another terrorist attack on the United States in the next few months - very worried, somewhat worried, not too worried or not worried at all?
                     NATIONAL...................................................
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk    Hsp
 
Very worried          5%     6%     3%     6%     4%     6%     5%     3%     9%
Smwht worried        31     45     23     27     29     33     34     20     22
Not too worried      39     37     39     42     38     40     41     37     35
Not worried at all   24     13     34     24     28     21     20     39     34
DK/NA                 -      -      -      -      1      -      -      1      -
 
                     WHITE............... AGE IN YRS.......    EDUCATION.....
                                   BrnAgn                      No col College
                     Prot   Cath   Evngl  18-34  35-54  55+    degree degree
 
Very worried          6%     4%     7%     2%     5%     6%     6%     3%
Smwht worried        38     35     42     18     33     36     33     26
Not too worried      38     43     35     45     38     37     37     45
Not worried at all   18     17     15     34     24     20     24     25
DK/NA                 -      -      -      1      -      -      -      -
 
TREND: How worried are you that there will be another terrorist attack on the United States in the next few months - very worried, somewhat worried, not too worried or not worried at all?
                     NATIONAL......
                     Sep 08  Aug 29
                     2011    2006
                             
Very worried          5      15
Smwht worried        31      47
Not too worried      39      24
Not worried at all   24      13
DK/NA                 -       1
 
 
54. Which comes closer to your view - (A) the government should take all steps necessary to prevent additional acts of terrorism in the United States even if it means your basic civil liberties would be violated; OR (B) the government should take steps to prevent additional acts of terrorism but not if those would violate your basic civil liberties?
                     NATIONAL...................................................
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk    Hsp
 
A. All steps         24%    32%    22%    21%    23%    26%    25%    24%    28%
B. Shld not violate  71     64     73     76     75     68     71     69     69
DK/NA                 4      4      5      4      3      6      4      7      4
 
                     WHITE............... AGE IN YRS.......    EDUCATION.....
                                   BrnAgn                      No col College
                     Prot   Cath   Evngl  18-34  35-54  55+    degree degree
 
A. All steps         27%    32%    29%    14%    26%    29%    25%    24%
B. Shld not violate  70     63     69     85     71     65     70     74
DK/NA                 4      5      3      1      4      6      5      2
 
TREND: Which comes closer to your view; (A) The government should take all steps necessary to prevent additional acts of terrorism in the United States even if it means your basic civil liberties would be violated, OR (B) The government should take steps to prevent additional acts of terrorism but not if those would violate your basic civil liberties.
                     NATIONAL......................
                     Sep 08  Aug 29  Jul 28  Feb 21
                     2011    2006    2005    2002
                             
(A)All steps         24      39      33      31
(B)Shld not violate  71      54      61      64
DK/NA                 4       7       6       4
 
 
35. How worried are you that you or someone in your family will become a victim of a terrorist attack: very worried, somewhat worried, not too worried, or not worried at all?
                     NEW JERSEY..........................................
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk
 
Very worried         11%    17%    12%     5%     8%    14%     9%    14%
Smwht worried        28     33     22     31     25     32     31     20
Not too worried      35     35     34     36     35     34     36     30
Not worried at all   26     14     31     27     32     19     24     35
DK/NA                 -      -      -      -      -      -      -      -
 
                                          Philly
                     Urban  SbUrbn ExUrbn land   Shore
 
Very worried         13%    11%     7%    10%    13%
Smwht worried        32     30     31     20     29
Not too worried      33     35     34     39     33
Not worried at all   22     24     27     30     25
DK/NA                 -      -      1      -      -
 
TREND: How worried are you that you or someone in your family will become a victim of a terrorist attack: very worried, somewhat worried, not too worried, or not worried at all?
                      NEW JERSEY....
                      Sep 08  Sep 26
                      2011    2001
 
Very worried          11      15
Smwht worried         28      39
Not too worried       35      29
Not worried at all    26      16
DK/NA                  -       -
 
 
36. As a result of the threat of terrorism, have you or members of your family gone about day-to-day life as usual or have you made some changes?
                     NEW JERSEY..........................................
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk
 
Life as usual        76%    71%    80%    77%    78%    74%    79%    69%
Made some changes    23     28     20     23     21     26     20     31
DK/NA                 1      -      1      1      1      1      1      -
 
                                          Philly
                     Urban  SbUrbn ExUrbn land   Shore
 
Life as usual        70%    76%    75%    80%    78%
Made some changes    30     24     22     20     22
DK/NA                 -      -      4      -      -
 
 
37. Do the 9/11 terrorist attacks make you less likely to fly on airplanes, or not?
                     NEW JERSEY..........................................
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk
 
Yes/Less likely      17%    17%    19%    15%    12%    22%    15%    30%
No/NOT less likely   80     80     78     82     86     75     83     67
DK/NA                 3      3      3      3      2      4      3      3
 
                                          Philly
                     Urban  SbUrbn ExUrbn land   Shore
 
Yes/Less likely      20%    14%    15%    19%    19%
No/NOT less likely   79     81     84     78     78
DK/NA                 1      4      1      3      3
 
TREND: Do the 9/11 terrorist attacks make you less likely to fly on airplanes, or not? (*Sep 2001 "recent terrorist attacks")
                     NEW JERSEY....
                     Sep 08  Sep 26
                     2011    2001*
 
Yes                  17      45
No                   80      52
DK/NA                 3       3
 
 
38. Since the terrorist attacks on September 11, are you more likely to visit New York City, less likely to visit New York City, or about as likely to visit New York City?
                     NEW JERSEY..........................................
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk
 
More likely           8%     9%     6%    10%     9%     7%     6%    17%
Less likely          11     14     11      9      8     14     10     14
About as likely      78     76     80     78     80     76     81     67
DK/NA                 3      1      2      4      3      3      3      2
 
                                          Philly
                     Urban  SbUrbn ExUrbn land   Shore
 
More likely           9%     9%     6%     8%     8%
Less likely          10     11     11     15      9
About as likely      76     79     81     74     80
DK/NA                 5      2      2      4      2
 
 
39. How likely do you think it is that in the near future there will be another terrorist attack in New York City causing large numbers of lives to be lost? Very likely, somewhat likely, not very likely, or not likely at all?
                     NEW JERSEY..........................................
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk
 
Very likely          12%    18%     9%    13%    11%    13%    13%    11%
Smwht likely         42     48     38     42     38     46     46     32
Not very likely      29     26     32     29     33     26     31     21
Not likely at all    11      6     15     11     15      8      7     23
DK/NA                 5      2      5      5      3      7      3     12
 
                                          Philly
                     Urban  SbUrbn ExUrbn land   Shore
 
Very likely           6%    12%    12%    15%    15%
Smwht likely         39     44     47     38     41
Not very likely      31     28     31     31     29
Not likely at all    15     12      8     12      9
DK/NA                 8      5      3      3      7
 
 
40. How likely do you think it is that in the near future there will be a terrorist attack in your community causing large numbers of lives to be lost? Very likely, somewhat likely, not very likely, or not likely at all?
                     NEW JERSEY..........................................
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk
 
Very likely           3%     3%     4%     2%     2%     3%     2%     7%
Smwht likely          9     10     10      8      7     12      9      9
Not very likely      36     40     33     36     31     40     37     32
Not likely at all    50     45     52     51     58     42     50     49
DK/NA                 2      2      2      2      2      3      2      3
 
                                          Philly
                     Urban  SbUrbn ExUrbn land   Shore
 
Very likely           4%     2%     2%     4%     4%
Smwht likely         13      9      4     10     11
Not very likely      26     37     38     36     36
Not likely at all    56     48     54     49     47
DK/NA                 2      3      2      1      2
 
 
41. How likely do you think it is that in the near future there will be a terrorist attack in the United States causing large numbers of lives to be lost? Very likely, somewhat likely, not very likely, or not likely at all?
                     NEW JERSEY..........................................
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk
 
Very likely          27%    32%    22%    29%    23%    31%    28%    25%
Smwht likely         44     49     43     42     44     45     49     30
Not very likely      17     15     21     15     20     14     15     19
Not likely at all     8      3     10     10     11      6      5     17
DK/NA                 3      1      4      4      2      5      2      9
 
                                          Philly
                     Urban  SbUrbn ExUrbn land   Shore
 
Very likely          18%    25%    29%    33%    29%
Smwht likely         44     45     46     40     47
Not very likely      21     16     15     20     13
Not likely at all    14     10      7      7      5
DK/NA                 3      4      3      -      5