Washington Post-ABC News Poll: America at War
Tuesday, January 1, 2002
The latest Washington Post-ABC News poll is based on telephone interviews with 755 randomly selected adults nationwide and was conducted Dec. 18 - 19, 2001. The margin of sampling error for overall results is plus or minus 4 percentage points. Sampling error is only one of many potential sources of error in this or any other public opinion poll. Interviewing was conducted by TNS Intersearch of Horsham, Pa. (View answers to other questions from this poll that were published in December.)
25. On another subject, do you think the events of September 11th have changed this country in a lasting way, or not?
Yes No No opin. 12/19/01 91 8 1
26. Is it a change for the better or a change for the worse?
---Changed--- Better Worse No change No opin. 12/19/01 63 25 8 4
27. How about your own personal life - have the events of September 11th changed your own personal life in a lasting way, or not?
Yes No No opin. 12/19/01 55 45 *
28. Have they mainly changed the way you live your day-to-day life, or mainly changed the way you feel about things?
---------Changed-------- Change way Change way Didn't No you live you feel change opin. 12/19/01 14 40 45 1
29. Is it a change for the better or a change for the worse?
---Changed for--- Better Worse Didn't No change opin. 12/19/01 38 15 45 2
30. Do you think the cost of the war on terrorism will shortchange other needed programs, or not?
Yes No No opin. 12/19/01 68 30 2
31. Is it worth it, or not?
---Will shortchange--- Worth it Not worth it Won't shortchange No opin. 12/19/01 53 12 30 5
32. Looking ahead to next year, are you more hopeful, or more fearful, about what the year 2002 holds in store for you personally?
More More No hopeful fearful opin. 12/19/01 80 16 4
33. How about for the world in general? Are your more hopeful, or more fearful, about what the year 2002 holds in store for the world in general?
More More No hopeful fearful opin. 12/19/01 62 35 3
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