Yesterday, I expressed hopes that you wouldn’t let “politicians win, because politicians win if you don’t withdraw from the public square following terrorist attacks.” (Explained in “Don’t Let Politicians Win; Withdraw From Public Square Following A Terrorist Attack.”)
Today, a Gallup poll does my heart good. It affirms that Americans, at least, are acting rationally. They’re not acting as the politicians instruct them to.
Gallop has found that, “Terrorism Fears Drive More in US to Avoid Crowds”:
38% of Americans less willing to attend large events due to terrorism
Previous high was 32% in 2002
46% less willing to travel overseas due to terrorism concerns