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U.S. Attitudes Toward Terrorism and Counterterrorism


U.S. Attitudes Toward Terrorism and Counterterrorism

Abstract: 

This project collects survey data to understand public perspectives on the threat of terrorism and the government’s role and effectiveness in responding to it. A sample of 1,576 U.S. adults 18 years of age or older completed the first online survey in Fall 2012. A second survey was conducted in 2013; 2 more surveys are scheduled for 2014.

Publication Information

Full Citation: 

LaFree, Gary, and Stanley Presser, Roger Tourangeau, Amy Adamcyzk. 2012. "U.S. Attitudes Toward Terrorism and Counterterrorism."