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    Nearly Half of Swedes Fear Terror Attacks, Survey Suggests

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    The number of Swedes answering a questionnaire who are concerned about a possible terrorist attack on Swedish soil has increased by 12 percent since the beginning of the year, a survey revealed.

    MOSCOW (Sputnik) — Fear of a terrorist attack by Swedes participating in the poll rose sharply to 46 percent, up from 34 percent in January, according to a survey conducted by Novus and released by Sweden's Sveriges Television public broadcaster on Monday.

    With 46 percent of poll respondents "very worried" or "quite worried" about a possible terrorist attack in Sweden, only 7 percent said that they were not at all concerned.

    Small town residents expressed more concern, and supporters of conservative and anti-immigrant Sweden Democrats party also polled as more fearful.

    The survey polled 1,183 people aged 18-79 on November 25. Respondents chose from multiple answers to the question: "Just how worried are you that there could be a terrorist attack in Sweden?"

    The poll has been conducted in the aftermath of November 13 killings in Paris that left 130 people dead. The Islamic State (IS, or Daesh in the Arab world), a terrorist organization banned in Russia, took responsibility for the attacks.

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