GRATEFUL, VIGILANT AMERICANS
A little jittery? You are not alone. Most Americans will “have their eyes open” for the potential threat of terrorism as the major holidays begin. Fifty-one percent say they will be more watchful for possible terrorist attacks during Thanksgiving and Christmas time than they have been in the past, says a new Rasmussen Reports survey
Another 41 percent say their ‘level of vigilance will be about the same” — which is pretty vigilant, the pollster notes. A mere 5 percent say they will be less watchful.
While they may be attuned to threats, Americans also have a built-in, authentic sense of gratitude. Thanksgiving, in fact, is not the only time when the nation feels grateful for the circumstances. A large majority of Americans — 78 percent — feel a “strong sense of gratitude or thankfulness on a weekly basis” according to a new poll by the Pew Research Center which charted the sentiments of