Poll Shows Terrorism Is Number One Concern In Germany

In a recent poll conducted in Germany, more than 70% of respondents said their prime concern was terrorism. 

Terror attacks have become a frequent occurrence in Europe recently with ISIS claiming responsibility for most of them. The findings of this poll reflect the current fear that these violent attacks have created amongst citizens of Europe.

“Fear of terrorist attacks is by far the number one spot, reaching more than 70 percent of the highest ever recorded in the long-term study,” explained Brigitte Romstedt, the head of R+V Infocenter, which carried out the study.

The results are unsurprising considering the number of terror attacks Germany has suffered from in the past year.

12 people died when a Tunisian asylum seeker pledged his allegiance to the Islamic State and rammed a truck into a Christmas market in Berlin last year. A Syrian refugee detonated an explosive device outside of a music festival in July 2016, killing himself and injuring 12 others. A 17-year-old Afghan refugee left five people injured after he attacked passengers on a train in central Germany during the same month as the Syrian suicide bomber.

Islamic State has claimed responsibility for all of these attacks.

R+V Infocenter researchers interviewed 2,380 people in June and July, finding that the fear of terrorism has surpassed the fear of “political extremism,” which was 62%. According to the research, 61% of Germans are worried about the influx of migrants.

Another German study carried out in August showed that climate change was a cause for higher concern than terrorism, although it was not by much.

Both polls were conducted before the recent van and knife attacks in Catalonia, Spain in which a man killed 13 people and injured more than 100 others when he rammed a van into a large crowd in Barcelona. One person was killed and five injured in a stabbing attack the next day in the coastal town of Cambrils. ISIS claimed responsibility for both attacks.

It is possible that if the polls were conducted after the attack in Barcelona, the fear of terrorism might be even higher.

Featured Image Via Flickr/Jay P. Lee



R+V Infocenter



  1. Dante Alighieri ????

    September 11, 2017 at 2:19 pm

    ya right

    and what’s second ?

  2. Dante Alighieri ????

    September 11, 2017 at 2:24 pm

    Men like to fuck women. Big shit. Where’s the news here ??

  3. True.Epic.Crusader

    September 11, 2017 at 7:12 pm

    But it’s part and parcel of living in a big city, remember? You get what you vote for, Europeans.

  4. Carlos Juarez

    September 11, 2017 at 8:57 pm

    I though removing Merkel from power was the #1 concern? (shrugs)

    Germany is doomed.

  5. ranterator

    September 11, 2017 at 9:33 pm

    Germans better fight back. Like maybe kill the terrorists before the cops even show up…

  6. bookish1

    September 11, 2017 at 11:35 pm

    Looks like the Germans are woke.

  7. ytuque

    September 12, 2017 at 1:38 am

    But the Dumkopfs will still reelect Merkel.

  8. Steve O

    September 12, 2017 at 7:30 am

    Why would fear of terrorist attack be such a concern in Germany? I thought that being nice and admitting thousands of homophobic, misogynistic a-holes would be an appeasement of sorts that would yield peace.

    It’s almost as if the liberal worldview is total crap.

    • The Deplorable Jay Stevens

      September 12, 2017 at 9:27 am

      And appeasement has been so successful in Europe: Rome and the Vandals and danegeld in historical times, Chamberlain and Germany in more recent times, and now Muslim immigration.

      Oh, wait . . .

  9. Timothy Kevin Ready

    September 12, 2017 at 11:14 am

    If you want this to happen over here, vote Democrat. Bring in somebody even WORSE than Hussein Obama, bring in another Muslim or Muslim sympathizer, bring in another Globalist, bring in another one like Merkel or the SPLC who thinks Muslims raping white women is great, because they have “white privilege” and deserve it…

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