Poll: Americans consider that the country worsened after 9/11

TRAGEDY. September 11, 2001 changed the history of the United States / EFE

Just two days before the twentieth anniversary of the attack on the Twin Towers of September 11, 2001, a poll by the Washington Post and ABC revealed that the majority of Americans believe that the event caused a change for the worse in the country.

The context: According to the study, the interviewees assured that the situation generated a general alert until now and that the withdrawal of US troops from Afghanistan will not protect the country from future terrorist attacks.

  • Regarding the latter, Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin indicated that the country is on the alert for a possible regeneration of Al-Qaeda in the Islamic nation.
  • The group operated between 1996 and 2001 in Afghanistan, at which time the Taliban ruled the territory.

The data: 46% of those surveyed between August 29 and September 1 believe that the attacks on the Twin Towers, the Pentagon and Shanksville in 2001 put the country on a worse path.

  • However, 33% said that the United States improved after 9/11.
  • Regarding the withdrawal of troops from Afghanistan, 44% assured that the country is safe after the decision.

Main source of the news: The Washington Post


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