Boston bombings won’t deter New Jerseyans from attending large events, poll finds

The bombings at the Boston Marathon will not deter New Jersey residents from attending large events in the future, according to a new Quinnipiac University poll.

A majority of New Jersey voters – 73 percent to 24 percent – say they will continue to attend large events despite the Boston bombings, according to the poll.

Nearly half of those polled say they are either “very worried” or “somewhat worried” that they or a family member will become victim of a terrorist act. Nearly half say they are “not too worried” or “not worried at all.”

“After the Boston Marathon bombing, New Jersey voters have some concerns about their own safety, but they give President Barack Obama and Gov. Christopher Christie good marks on combating terrorism,” said Maurice Carroll, director of the Quinnipiac University Polling Institute, in a news release.

Christie received a 67 percent approval rating for his handling of terror, according to the poll.

Quinnipiac University surveyed 1,112 registered between April 19 and 22. The poll has a margin of error of +/- 2.9 percentage points.