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Despite Feeling Threatened, Few Bother With Preparations

Two years after the Sept. 11 attacks, a majority of Americans are concerned that they may face more terrorism, and they feel unprepared and have little faith that hospitals and law enforcement agencies can adequately respond, according to a study released yesterday. Fewer than one in four families have an emergency plan in place, though 81 percent of New Yorkers fear another terrorist attack will occur, according to the survey. The Marist Institute for Public Opinion polled 1,300 adults from New York City and regions around the nation in August. The survey was commissioned by the National Center for Disaster Preparedness at Columbia University’s Mailman School of Public Health, in collaboration with the Children’s Health Fund, a nonprofit group based in Manhattan. “People don’t feel like they’re being given enough information,” said Senator Hillary Rodham Clinton, who was present when the study was released at Columbia University. Full Story

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