New York, Sept 11 (ANI): Nine years after the 9/11 terror attacks, a majority, 56 percent of New Yorkers fear another such attack, while 70 percent are of the opinion that the government has not made enough progress in redeveloping the 16-acre site in Lower Manhattan since 2001, according to a new Marist poll.
According to The New York Daily News, the poll also showed that 51 percent of them were opposed to construction of the controversial Islamic cultural center and mosque two blocks away from Ground Zero. Thirty percent of them said they were not too worried about the scenario, while only 14 percent were not worried at all about a 9/11 redux.
As far as the government's treatment of first responders to the trade center site is concerned, 63 percent believe too little was done to help those who worked on the toxic ruins of the Twin Towers.
The poll further found 54 percent people saying the community center offended the 9/11 victims and their families, while 35 percent believed it could provide a better understanding of Islam.
Nearly half of New Yorkers, 48 percent, disapproved of Mayor Bloomberg's wholesale support for the mosque, with 42 percent backing the three-term mayor, and 10 percent unsure. (ANI)