The 9/11 Attacks' , Profound Effect on the US, Over Twenty Years.
11, 2001, nearly 3,000 people died in terrorist attacks on New York City, Washington, D.C.
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In October 2001, 60% of adults expressed trust in the federal government.
Nearly 20 years later, the United States' long war in Afghanistan has finally come to a chaotic conclusion.
According to the Pew Research Center, 69% of U.S. adults believe the United States has mostly failed to achieve its goals in Afghanistan.
An April 2021 Pew survey showed that only 24% said that they trusted the government just about always or most of the time.
In mid-September 2001, 77% favored U.S. military action, including the deployment of ground forces.
By mid 2011, 56% of Americans felt that U.S. forces should be withdrawn as soon as possible, while only 39% favored remaining in the country.
The event also drastically changed public opinion on protecting civil liberties.
In 2001 and 2002, 55% of Americans surveyed felt it was necessary to give up some civil liberties in order to curb terrorism in the U.S. In 1997, only 29% said this would be necessary, while 62% said it would not.
Anti-Muslim sentiment in the aftermath of 9/11 has had a profound effect on Muslims living in the United States.
Surveys of U.S. Muslims from 2007-2017 found increasing numbers who have personally experienced both discrimination and received public expression of support