New Yorkers Unfazed by Terror, Poll Says

Recent poll sheds light on New York Attitude on Terroism.

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    A police offer patrols a busy Times Square.

    A new poll released by Quinnipiac University Tuesday, says residents of New York City are refusing to make changes in their daily routine despite the failed car bombing of Times Square on May 1.

    The poll asked 797 registered voters in all fiver boroughs from May 17 to May 19. The study notes that 86 percent of New Yorkers feel that the New York City Police Department is doing a good job at handling the security of the city. However, 70 percent of those polled are still “very” or “somewhat” worried about the possibility of another terrorist attack.

    Maurice Carroll, Director of the Quinnipiac University Polling Institute says, “Whatever, we won’t let concerns about terrorism change how we live our lives.”

    Police Commissioner Raymond Kelly has reaped the benefits of the police response on May 1st. The study showed his approval rating top 70 percent.

    However, 65 percent of those polled feel that the government should take all steps necessary to prevent terrorism without infringing on their civil rights.

    “The city’s true-blue liberalism extends to dealing with terrorists,” says Carroll, “New Yorkers think it’s more important to protect civil liberties than to take all possible steps against terrorism. Only Republican’s feel the other way.”

    The poll has a margin of error of plus or minus 3.5 percentage points.