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New Poll: America Can't Stop 'Lone Wolf' Terrorists

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School buses stand idle as all Los Angeles city schools are shut down in reaction to a threat on December 15, 2015 in Los Angeles, California. (Getty Images)

By    |   Wednesday, 16 Dec 2015 11:02 AM

"Lone Wolf" terror attacks — in which deranged individuals act on their own — can't be stopped, a majority of Americans believe.

A new Washington Post-ABC News poll found more than 75 percent of the nation thinks such violence is not preventable.

According to the poll of 1002 adults, conducted from Dec. 10-13, some 43 percent have at least a "good amount" of confidence in the federal government being able to prevent a large scale organized attack by a foreign group.

But only 22 percent believe that "lone wolf" attacks can be stopped.

Poll participants were also questioned about terror following the mass shooting in San Bernardino, Calif., that killed 14 and multiple attacks in Paris in which 130 people died.

But their fears of a family member being a victim of terrorism have not risen since those tragic events.

Americans, when asked which approach they like better to react to terror, 47 percent called for encouraging more people to carry firearms legally while another 42 percent said enacting stricter gun laws is more appropriate.

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