66 Percent Think American Power has Declined Since 9/11


source: Yahoo News   Sep 9, 2011

A large majority of Americans believes the United States has spent too much in troops and treasure in the last decade responding to the 9/11 terrorist attacks, and that as a result, American economic strength and power abroad have declined, according to a new poll by the University of Maryland and the Program on International Public Attitudes.

“Overall, two in three (66 percent) believe U.S. influence has diminished in the world over the last decade, and this view is highly correlated with the belief that the U.S. over-invested in responses to 9/11,” wrote Shibley Telhami and Steven Kull, the poll’s key architects,  in a summary of the key findings released on Thursday.

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