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

Research Highlight: U.S. Attitudes toward Terrorism and Counterterrorism


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 will be conducted in 2013.

Publication Information

Full Citation:

LaFree, Gary, and Stanley Presser, Roger Tourangeau, Amy Adamcyzk. 2013. "U.S. Attitudes toward Terrorism and Counterterrorism." March. https://www.start.umd.edu/sites/default/files/publications/local_attachments/START_USAttitudesTowardTerrorismandCounterterrorism_ResearchBrief_March2013-1.pdf