The survey, which was conducted by TrueCareers, an online career resource from Sallie Mae, found that only a quarter of workers felt unsafe at work. The chief reasons given by those who felt unsafe, were:
- they worked in a government building, cited by 26%, or
- they worked for a high-profile company, noted by 12%
The survey also found that 41% of respondents feel more anxious now than they did immediately following the September attacks because of the war in Afghanistan and the anthrax scares, while 42% fell just as anxious as they did on September 11.
- a third of respondents reported that their employers have made changes to their mail-processing procedures since the anthrax cases,
- while 20% stated that changes to system security in response to recent threats
The survey comprised the responses of 807 visitors to the TrueCareers Web site.