CNN Poll: Vast Majority of Americans Concerned About ISIS Attack at Home

Posted: Sep 09, 2014 8:10 AM

According to a new CNN/ORC International poll, 70 percent of Americans are concerned about ISIS launching an attack against the United States. The concern comes after two American journalists were beheaded by the terror army, before the 9/11 anniversary Thursday and just before President Obama addresses the country Wednesday about the administration's plans on how to deal with the threat.

Americans are increasingly concerned that ISIS represents a direct terror threat, fearful that ISIS agents are living in the United States, according to a new CNN/ORC International poll. Most now support military action against the terrorist group.

Seven in 10 Americans believe ISIS has the resources to launch an attack against the United States, just days before President Barack Obama plans to address the nation on the subject.

The poll also shows Americans are overwhelmingly in favor of additional airstrikes against ISIS, giving Iraqi forces military aid to fight them and providing humanitarian aid displaced by the army. However, Americans do not want U.S. "boots on the ground" to solve the crisis and want President Obama to seek approval from Congress before launching further military action, especially in Syria.