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New CBS News/NY Times Poll Shows New Terror Concerns

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In the wake of the Boston bombings two weeks ago, concerns over another terrorist attack in this country are growing. 

According to a new CBS News/New York Times poll, people are much more concerned now than they were prior to the terror that struck Boston.

When asked about the likelihood of a terror attack in the United States in the next few months, 24% responded 'very likely,' 42% said 'somewhat likely' and 31% said 'not very likely or not at all likely.'

Those numbers have changed considerably since April 2012. One year ago, 10% of those polled said 'very likely' and 57% said 'not very or not at all likely.'

We asked some local residents if they thought another attack in the next few months is imminent.

"I don't think it's productive to stay in that fear mode. Of course, I'm concerned, but I'm not going to worry about it. I'm going to go about my life," says Laureene Medole of Reno.

Elinor Walquist of Reno says, "I'm scared because my family, I don't want anything to happen to my family. I am confident that it won't happen. I tend to be a little too trusting of people but I hope everything would be okay, but it does worry me."

Kristine Senglaup of Reno adds, "I'm not worried. I don't want to change my way of living. Definitely we have learned so much since 9/11 and now these terrible attacks that you have to watch your surroundings."

When asked if they are concerned about a terror attack in their area, 23% in this poll said 'very,' while 75% said 'not very.'

Those percentages have not changed much since this question was asked in January 2010.

So what do folks in Reno think? Is Reno a less likely target?

"I think Reno, you know a lot of people, you know a lot of your neighbors," says Medole.

John Medole adds, "Here in Reno, not so much. I am scared for cities like Las Vegas or Seattle."

Pollers were also read the following statement: 'Americans will always have to live with the risk of terrorism.' To that, 90% said they agree.

In August 2011, 83% of those polled said they agreed with that statement. "Not the rest of my life, but right now is a scary time. I might be moving to a bigger city really soon, so I'm a little scared."

To read the poll yourself, click here.

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