The FINANCIAL -- FBI Director James Comey recently announced that the radical Islamic State group (ISIS) now poses a bigger security threat to the United States than al-Qaeda does. Americans appear to agree.
A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey finds that 68% of Likely U.S. Voters think ISIS is a Very Serious threat to the United States. That compares to 58% who feel that way about al-Qaeda, the organization responsible for the September 11, 2001 attacks, among others. Another 23% consider ISIS a somewhat serious threat to the homeland, while 32% say that of al-Qaeda.
Only eight percent (8%) rate each group as a not very or Not At All Serious security threat, according to Rasmussen Reports.
The survey of 1,000 Likely Voters was conducted on July 26-27, 2015 by Rasmussen Reports. The margin of sampling error is +/- 3 percentage points with a 95% level of confidence. Field work for all Rasmussen Reports surveys is conducted by Pulse Opinion Research.