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

US Attitudes Towards Terrorism and Counterterrorism


US Attitudes Towards Terrorism and Counterterrorism

Abstract: 
Existing survey data do not provide comprehensive baseline information about U.S. beliefs and attitudes on terrorism and counterterrorism.  Improved understanding of public attitudes can inform programs and tools related to managing public risk perception, increasing effectiveness of pre-and post-event communication by Federal, state, and local officials, and building and supporting more resilient social networks within and across communities. In this project, we collected systematic survey data from a sample of Americans in response to a range of newly developed survey questions.

Publication Information

Full Citation: 

LaFree, Gary, and Stanley Presser, Roger Tourangaeu, Amy Adamczyk. 2013. "US Attitudes Towards Terrorism and Counterterrorism." February. www.start.umd.edu/start/publications/START_USAttitudesTowardTerrorismand...

START Author(s): 
Amy AdamczykGary LaFree
Publication URL: 
Visit Website