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  1. There’s also the Pew Research Center/U.S. Politics & Policy release: View of Government’s Handling of Terrorism Fall to Post-911 Low”> which shows “little change in views of relationship between Islam and violence.”

    Following the terrorist attacks in Paris and San Bernardino, Calif., the public’s concerns about terrorism have surged and positive ratings of the government’s handling of terrorism have plummeted. But other attitudes relating to terrorism and security, as well as perceptions of whether Islam is more likely than other religions to encourage violence, have shown far less change.
    emphasis added

    There’s more than one graph, but it paints a more detailed picture of American views on terrorism since San Bernardino.

    For instance: Pew research reports that Americans, two-to-one, believe U.S. Muslims should not be subjected to additional scrutiny. Young people are particularly tolerant in this regard. So it makes sense they’re much more likely to be concerned about protecting civil liberties than older folks.

    I’m not sure I agree with Kevin’s assertion that public concern will wane the farther away we get from San Bernardino. I think the public discontent with the government response to date will continue to fester. Especially considering all the help it’s getting from politicians and the media.

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