As many as 56 percent of Poles believe that a terrorist attack on Poland is “real” threat, while 55 percent also believe that Polish authorities are not well prepared to counter terrorism.
According to a survey undertaken by CBOS pollsters, the number of Poles worried about a terrorist attack has gone up by 13 percentage points since 2013 and as much as 24 percentage points since 2010.
The growth in the number of Poles maintaining that a terrorist attack is a real threat also correlates to a drop in the number of Poles who believe that the terrorist threat is exaggerated (from 28 to 22 percent) or that acts of terrorism do not pose a threat to Poland at all (from 24 to 14 percent).
Meanwhile, the poll reveals that the overwhelming majority of Poles – 86 percent – would agree to heightened security controls at Polish ports of entry, with 59 percent agreeing with a tightening of immigration law.
The poll was conducted on 5-11 March on a representative selection of 1,062 adult Poles using face-to-face and CAPI methodologies. (jb)
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