Poll: Americans worry _ can government protect us?

FILE - In the Sept. 21, 2014 file photo thousands of young people fill the streets of Manhattan, New York, carrying banners and calling on policymakers to take action on climate change. According to a new Associated Press-GfK poll, conducted September 25-29, 2014, Americans lack confidence that their government can keep them safe from threats to their safety and economic security. More than half of those polled don’t think the U.S. government can do much to effectively minimize the threat posed by climate change, mass shootings, racial tensions, economic uncertainty on Wall Street and an unstable job market. (AP Photo/Mel Evans, File)WASHINGTON (AP) — Americans lack confidence in the government’s ability to protect their personal safety and economic security, a sign that their widespread unease about the state of the nation extends far beyond politics, according to the latest Associated Press-GfK poll.

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