Essential Report

World Safer Place Post 9/11

Sep 19, 2011

Q. Thinking about the September 11 attack on the World Trade Centre 10 years ago – do you think the world is a safer or less safe place than it was 10 years ago?

Total Vote Labor Vote Lib/Nat Vote Greens
Total safer 23% 25% 26% 16%
Total less safe 31% 26% 32% 29%
A lot safer 5% 7% 5% 2%
A little safer 18% 18% 21% 14%
About the same 42% 44% 39% 52%
A little less safe 18% 16% 19% 21%
A lot less safe 13% 10% 13% 8%
Don’t know 4% 5% 3% 3%

In total, more respondents feel that the world is now less safe (31% total less safe) than 10 years ago, with 23% feeling that it is safer.

Those aged between 18-24 years old are more likely to regard the world as safer, with 29% stating that it is either a lot safer or a little safer (total safer).  Twenty five per cent (25%) of 18-24 year olds stated that the world is either a little less safe or a lot less safe than 10 years ago (total less safe).

Greens voters are the least likely to regard the world as a safer place (16% total safer) in the 10 years post 9-11.  Lib/Nat voters are the most likely to regard the world as less safe (32% total less safe) than 10 years ago.


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