Two-thirds of respondents across Germany said security services must do more to tackle existing gaps in security. An equal number of Germans said tighter security and surveillance is reasonable enough in times like this. About 30 percent confessed they are now on the lookout for any suspicious people or objects.
The opinion poll was carried out in the wake of a deadly attack on the headquarters of French satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo and a kosher supermarket in the 20th arrondissement of Paris last week, but before late Thursday's counterterrorism raid in Belgium, which targeted a group of alleged gunmen returning from Syria. The operation saw two suspected jihadists killed, with a third wounded and in custody.