The threat of terror still looms high, even ten years after September 11th, as more than half of New Yorkers believe the city will face another terrorist attack, according to a study done by Quinnipiac University.
The study acknowledges that New Yorkers and Americans in general are not overly preoccupied with terrorist threats in everyday life, however, 58 percent of New York voters still believe that another attack, "causing large number of lives to be lost," is very likely or somewhat likely to take place. 54 percent of New Jersey voters also believe another attack will occur.
Maurice Carroll, director of the Quinnipiac University Polling Institute, says that New Yorkers also consider 9/11 more historically important than Pearl Harbor.
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.
City security remains a high concern for officials, especially with Sunday's upcoming anniversary of the attacks. Mayor Bloomberg also announced yesterday that the new World Trade Center precinct will house more than 600 cops.
Despite the worries, Carroll notes that 70 percent of New York voters say their families go about their lives as usual. 31 percent of Americans also feel New York is more safe since 9/11 and 57 percent the city is about as safe.