Survey: Majority of Americans feel more threatened by economy than terrorism

By WEEK Producer

Survey: Majority of Americans feel more threatened by economy than terrorism

February 4, 2013 Updated Feb 4, 2013 at 3:44 PM CDT

WASHINGTON, D.C. -- More Americans feel threatened by the economy than terrorism, says a recent survey from Rasmussen Reports.
 
According to that study, 57 percent surveyed believe economic challenges represent the biggest threat to the United States while 27 percent see terrorist attacks as the biggest threat. Only 6 percent say their biggest concern is conventional military attacks.
 
The study says while those figures were shared across demographic lines, men are more concerned about economic threats than women.
 
Also, senior citizens are more likely to see terrorist threats as the top concern than younger voters.
 
For more on that report, please visit Rasmussen's website.
 

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