Worry about terrorism at historic low after ETA truce

25th October 2006, Comments 0 comments

25 October 2006, MADRID — Concern over terrorism has reached its lowest point ever, according to a new survey published on Wednesday.

25 October 2006

MADRID — Concern over terrorism has reached its lowest point ever, according to a  new survey published on Wednesday.

The prestigious Centre for Sociological Studies found just 18 percent of those questioned said it was their main worry.

Instead, immigration appears to be the biggest concern, with 59 percent saying it was their primary worry.

In just two months, this figure has almost doubled from 36 percent in July to the present figure of 59 percent for September.

Meanwhile, the figure for those worried about terrorism has fallen by 9 percent.

It is thought the 'permanent ceasefire' announced by ETA in March may have been behind this change in attitudes.

Unemployment, which has traditionally been the main concern along with terrorism, fell to second place.

Forty-two percent of those questioned said it was their no1 worry.

After that came housing, with 21 percent saying it was their principal concern.

[Copyright EFE with Expatica]

Subject: Spanish news

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