Dutch today less concerned about terrorism
National campaign to educate public deemed successful, only one in five concerned.
1 November 2006
THE HAGUE – The Dutch people seem to be less concerned over the threat of terrorist attacks than previously.
One in five cites terrorism as a first point of concern; a year ago this was two in five.
This was reported after research carried out by the National Coordinator for Terrorism Suppression (NCTb).
At the beginning of this year the NCTb started with a campaign to inform the Dutch what the government does against terrorism.
Half of the people questioned now know what they must pay attention to in order to help to prevent an attack (against 38 per cent in the previous year).
People pay attention the most to luggage without an owner (54 %), strange behaviour (44%) and suspicious persons (16%).
[Copyright Expatica News 2006]
Subject: Dutch news