Post-9/11 America: Conventional Wisdom versus Popular Pragmatism

Democracy & Society, Volume 5, Issue 2, Spring 2008

32 Pages Posted: 3 Aug 2012

See all articles by George E. Shambaugh

George E. Shambaugh

Georgetown University - Department of Government; Georgetown University - Edmund A. Walsh School of Foreign Service (SFS)

Richard A. Matthew

University of California, Irvine - School of Social Ecology

Bryan McDonald

University of California, Irvine

Date Written: March 1, 2008

Abstract

Using data from a nationwide panel survey funded by the National Science Foundation, we analyze psychological and political variables to identify and assess the ways in which Americans are interpreting terrorism and how their interpretations are affecting their behavior and support for government policy.

Keywords: terrorism, counter-terrorism, public opinion, United States

Suggested Citation

Shambaugh, George E. and Matthew, Richard A. and McDonald, Bryan, Post-9/11 America: Conventional Wisdom versus Popular Pragmatism (March 1, 2008). Democracy & Society, Volume 5, Issue 2, Spring 2008. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2123594

George E. Shambaugh (Contact Author)

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Richard A. Matthew

University of California, Irvine - School of Social Ecology ( email )

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Bryan McDonald

University of California, Irvine ( email )

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