Most Americans Aren’t All That Scared About The State Of The World

Only about a quarter of Americans say they’re “very scared” by current world events, a new HuffPost/YouGov poll finds, and fewer than 1 in 10 harbor significant worries that they will be personally affected by an act of terrorism.
Overall, 23 percent of the public say they’re very scared about the way things are going in the world today. Another 41 percent say they’re somewhat scared, and 27 percent say they’re not very or not at all scared.

Use the widget below to explore the results of HuffPost/YouGov’s survey, using the menu at the top to select survey questions and the buttons at the bottom to filter the data by subgroups:

In his first month in office, President Donald Trump has repeatedly stressed the threat of terrorism, and accused the media of failing to cover attacks. But just under a third of the public say they worry even somewhat that they or someone in their family will become a victim of terrorism, with only 9 percent saying the possibility worries them a great deal. Most people, 58 percent, say it worries them not so much or not at all.
Fears that they or someone in their family will become a victim of gun violence stand…

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