A Department of Homeland Security Center of Excellence led by the University of Maryland

A consortium of researchers dedicated to improving the understanding of the human causes and consequences of terrorism

Perceptions of the United States and Support for Violence Against America


Perceptions of the United States and Support for Violence Against America

Abstract: 

A pilot survey was fielded online with panel respondents from Indonesia, Pakistan, and a_x000D_ number of Arab countries (3,000 respondents in all). Analyses of these pilot data strongly_x000D_ suggest that those respondents most likely to support attacks directed at civilians are_x000D_ characterized by beliefs rooted in religious, not political, conflict, while anti-Americanism that is rooted in political conflict is more likely to be associated with a rejection of the targeting of_x000D_ civilians.A pilot survey was fielded online with panel respondents from Indonesia, Pakistan, and a_x000D_ number of Arab countries (3,000 respondents in all). Analyses of these pilot data strongly_x000D_ suggest that those respondents most likely to support attacks directed at civilians are_x000D_ characterized by beliefs rooted in religious, not political, conflict, while anti-Americanism that is rooted in political conflict is more likely to be associated with a rejection of the targeting of_x000D_ civilians.A pilot survey was fielded online with panel respondents from Indonesia, Pakistan, and a_x000D_ number of Arab countries (3,000 respondents in all). Analyses of these pilot data strongly_x000D_ suggest that those respondents most likely to support attacks directed at civilians are_x000D_ characterized by beliefs rooted in religious, not political, conflict, while anti-Americanism that is rooted in political conflict is more likely to be associated with a rejection of the targeting of_x000D_ civilians.A pilot survey was fielded online with panel respondents from Indonesia, Pakistan, and a_x000D_ number of Arab countries (3,000 respondents in all). Analyses of these pilot data strongly_x000D_ suggest that those respondents most likely to support attacks directed at civilians are_x000D_ characterized by beliefs rooted in religious, not political, conflict, while anti-Americanism that is rooted in political conflict is more likely to be associated with a rejection of the targeting of_x000D_ civilians.

Publication Information

Full Citation: 

Weber, Stephen, and Steven Kull, Clay Ramsay, Clark McCauley, Gary LaFree, Arie Kruglanski, Douglas McLeod. 2006. "Perceptions of the United States and Support for Violence Against America." November 20. www.start.umd.edu/start/publications/research_briefs/20061120_PIPA.pdf

Publication URL: 
Visit Website