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By Liz Alper


December 16, 2015 - Americans are more afraid of a potential terrorist attack since September 11, 2001, according to polls taken by Gallup  after the San Bernandino shootings and the Paris terrorist attacks.


Channel 10 News reports that 16 percent of Americans cited terrorism as the United States' number one concern in the recent poll.  This is still a lower value than the polls taken after the September 11th attacks, when terrorism was listed as a top concern at 46 percent.


Many Americans say that the government is doing a poorer and poorer job of handling terrorism, according to the Pew Research Center.


However, Pew did find that Americans are unsure on whether there's a connection between Islam and terrorism, which has not changed since 2005.


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their hate for the the Constitution, the rule of law and the Republic makes me more scared of barryboyobama, shrillary and jerry brown than isis. I can fight isis if they come here