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Americans’ fear of being caught in or witnessing a terrorist act is causing more to stay away from large throngs of people. According to a June 2017 Gallup survey, 38 percent are less willing to attend crowded events. For comparison, after the September 11 attacks, 30 percent said they were less willing to be a part of a crowd.
In addition, Gallup reported the following related trends:
In another study titled “Survey of American Fears” and conducted by Chapman University, terrorist attacks ranked second on the list of things Americans feared the most.