The Impact of Terrorism on Political Attitudes: A Two-Edged Sword. Ami Pedahzur & Daphna Canetti-Nisim. Goals of Terrorism. 2 ‘schools’: Terrorists wishes to terrorize the public and change its political attitudes
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Ami Pedahzur & Daphna Canetti-Nisim
Q: Do they success in attaining their goals?
1. Low socio-economic status:
2. Younger people/teenagers:
They constitute a large percentage of those who use public transportation/coffee shops/dancing clubs
3. Those who live along the “seam line”:
They are an attractive target to terrorism perpetrators due to their geographic location
National fearFramework of Analysis
Fear of Terrorism
1. Terrorism database of the NSSC
Review of the “Ha’aretz” 1948 - 2002.
Data collection through questionnaires
regarding each terrorist incident.
A total of 2434 acts of terrorism
2. Semi-annual surveys of the NSSC
More than 2000 respondents in each survey (5 surveys so far)
Regular attitudinal Qs - To what extent do you agree with…
A total of 10,000 respondents
2. Monthly terrorist attacks (suicide & non-suicide)
1. National Fear
2. Personal Fear