MAJORITY BELIEVES INVASION OF IRAQ HAS MADE U.S. LESS SAFE FROM TERRORISM
The War on Terror: What is it? Who Are Our Enemies and How Likely Are Different Types of Terrorist Attacks in the U.S.?; Majority Believes Invasion of Iraq Has Made U.S. Less Safe From Terrorism.
About half (49%) of all adult Americans believe that the “war on terror” really is a war. Most Republicans (76%) and half of all Independents (49%) think it is a war, while only about one-third (31%) of Democrats agree with them. One of the stated reasons given for supporting the invasion of Iraq was to make this country less vulnerable to terrorist attacks by Al Qaeda and other Islamic terrorists. Most people (55%) now think the invasion of Iraq has made this country less safe and only one-third (33%) believe it has made us safer.