In a sign of the rising threat of Islamic terrorism, more people are becoming fearful of being labelled a terrorist.
That is according to a new survey conducted by CNN that shows the fear of being branded a terrorist is now a key predictor of whether someone is considered a terrorist by the American public.
The survey was conducted in April and May by the Pew Research Center.
In addition to a fear of terrorism, the survey asked people whether they felt they were being “liked” by a group on Facebook or other social media.
About 15 percent of respondents said they felt like being liked was a significant indicator of a person being considered a “terrorist,” compared with 9 percent of those who said they were not.
People who are afraid of being called a terrorist are more likely to feel that being “seen as a terrorist” is a significant predictor of terrorism in their own country.
When asked about whether they would be more likely or less likely to commit a terrorist attack, the fear factor was the most influential predictor of committing one.
“When people feel like they are being seen as a ‘terrorist’ by other people, they are more inclined to commit terrorism,” the study said.
The fear factor is an important predictor of terrorist acts because people who feel like others are judging them based on their perceived behavior are more prone to violence.
The Pew study found that the fear that people have about being labelled as a “terrorist” was the strongest predictor of the likelihood that someone committed a terrorist act.
The study also found that “people who are fearful of not being ‘seen as terrorists’ are more willing to commit terrorist acts, and are less likely than others to take precautions to protect themselves.”
In the latest poll, 51 percent of people who said that they are afraid to be labeled a “terrorism” suspect said they would commit a terror attack.
The most common reason people gave for being scared was that they felt that they would not be believed by the public.
When questioned about how they felt about being labeled as a terrorism suspect, 57 percent of the respondents said that it was “a threat to the public.”
The fear of “being seen as terrorist” has been a key component in the rise of Islamic terror in the United States, said the Pew survey.
“These types of responses are not just about fear of a terrorist plot, but also of being perceived as a dangerous individual,” said Richard Cohen, director of the Center for Global Terrorism at the Brookings Institution.
“The fear of becoming a terrorist has been an important component of the rise in Islamic terror.”