“New polling numbers suggest that United States citizens are on average more afraid of their own government then the threat of another terrorist attack.”
Just one day after the April 15 Boston Marathon bombing, pollsters with Fox News asked a sample of Americans, Would you be willing to give up some of your personal freedom in order to reduce the threat of terrorism? Forty-three percent of the respondents said they would, while 45 percent said no. Comparatively, 71 percent of Americans asked a similar question in October 2001 said theyd be willing to give up personal freedoms, while only 20 percent opposed at the time.
In the dozen years since 9/11, frequent polling conducted by Fox has suggests that the majority of Americans have all the while said theyd give up their freedoms for the sake of security. Only with the latest inquiry though are those answers reversed: the last time a majority of Americans opposed giving up privacy for security was May 2001,” quoting RT.