The view from Staten Island on September 11, 2003. (Photo by Brendan Loy, CC BY-NC 2.0)

After the attacks
A new survey examines how American opinions have shifted since 9/11.

Ten years later, the 9/11 attacks remain deeply present in the minds of Americans. The first report (pdf) from a partnership between the Associated Press and the University-based National Opinion Research Center compares the opinions of 1,087 adults polled this past summer with surveys from 2002–06. The initial shock has worn away, but more Americans now say 9/11 has affected their lives. While fewer people report feeling scared, more are willing to use torture to fight terrorism, and more say they’ve lost some “personal freedoms.”


(Graphics by Aaron Opie)