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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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