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Report: U.S. Attitudes toward Terrorism and Counterterrorism Before and After the April 2013 Boston Marathon Bombings


Report: U.S. Attitudes toward Terrorism and Counterterrorism Before and After the April 2013 Boston Marathon Bombings

Abstract: 

This report examines the possible impact of the Boston Marathon bombings on American beliefs and attitudes about terrorism and government countermeasures by comparing answers given by independent samples of American adults immediately before and after the bombings.

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LaFree, Gary, and Stanley Presser, Roger Tourangeau, Amy Adamczyk, “U.S. Attitudes toward Terrorism and Counterterrorism before and after the April 2013 Boston Marathon Bombings,” Report to the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, Science and Technology Directorate’s Resilient Systems Division. College Park, MD: START, 2013. http://start.umd.edu/start/publications/local_attachments/START_USAttitudesTowardTerrorismandCounterterrorismBeforeandAfterBoston_Oct2013-1.pdf

START Author(s): 
Amy AdamczykGary LaFree
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