It's hard to ignore the recent predictions of new terrorist attacks against Americans, especially since the latest warnings of suicide bombings and even nuclear and biological threats are coming from people in Washington whose job is to head off such events.
What's your reaction to the very general, but also very alarming, warnings that the Bush Administration has issued on several occasions since September 11? That's the subject of this Reader Survey, which, as always, isn't scientific, since anyone who chooses to can participate.
Have the warnings that terrorist attacks will almost certainly recur prompted you to take steps to better protect yourself?
If you've taken such steps, have you mainly done so:
During business travel (including commuting)
In other ways
I haven't changed my routine
Do you regard Washington's recent warnings as intended mainly to:
Keep the public informed and alert
Interrupt terrorist activities
Relieve the Administration of blame in the event of another attack
All of the above
Would you know how to protect yourself and those around you if you saw a terrorist act unfold?
Based on the experience of the past nine months, would you prefer that the Administration:
Quickly and fully inform the public of any threat, no matter how vague
Only inform the public of specific threats
Choose a middle course, but err on the side of caution
How sure are you that Washington can uncover and prevent future terrorist acts in America?
Not sure at all