The polls - Trends: Public perceptions and the threat of international terrorism after 9/11

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Abstract

This article reports on the American public's perceptions of terrorist threats in the post-9/11 era. It presents poll data from September 11, 2001, to the early months of 2010. The report addresses issues including the importance of terrorism as an issue facing the country; concern about terrorist attacks over different time horizons and in different places; the effect of terrorism on respondents personally; and approval of the President and his administration's handling of terrorism.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)366-392
Number of pages27
JournalPublic Opinion Quarterly
Volume75
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Jun 2011

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