National Affairs: The Sanguine People

Despite repeated warnings from Washington that Russia has enough atom bombs to ravage the U.S., few cities have put much heart in developing adequate civil-defense precautions. Last week Pollster George Gallup found out why. He asked a cross section of adults whether they really believed the Russians can atom-bomb the U.S.. learned that only 17% think they can, while a sanguine 72% still figure it can't happen here.


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