Global Views on the Death of Osama Bin Laden, 2011 (ICPSR 33503)

Published: Jul 3, 2012

Principal Investigator(s):
Gallup International, Inc.

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This survey, fielded May 2011, was conducted in 27 countries to solicit public opinion on the killing of Osama bin Laden. Respondents were asked about their views on the killing of bin Laden and whether the person killed by American forces was actually bin Laden. In addition, the survey queried respondents on whether terrorism in the world would increase, decrease, or remain unchanged and whether their view about President Obama became better, worse, or remained unchanged after the bin Laden incident. Demographic information includes sex, age, household income, education, employment status, religious affiliation, and settlement type.

Gallup International, Inc. Global Views on the Death of Osama Bin Laden, 2011. Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research [distributor], 2012-07-03.

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2011-05 -- 2011-06

2011-05-11 -- 2011-06-02

Sample type, weights, and mode of collection vary by country. Please refer to the "Methodological Report" section of the ICPSR codebook for additional information on sample type and mode of collection for each country.

Please refer to the "Methodological Report" section in the ICPSR codebook for those countries that were participants in this survey. The setup files may contain references to a number of countries that were not participants in this survey. This collection contains no data for these countries.

Please disregard the column locations provided in the "Questionnaire" as they are not applicable to the ICPSR-provided data file. The column locations for the ICPSR-provided data file can be found in the SPSS and SAS setup files, and Stata dictionary file.

Probability sampling methods have been used in all the polled countries. In general multi-stage stratified sampling methods have been employed. The error margins are in the range of +/- 3-5 percent at 95 percent confidence level.

Global population of individuals 15 years of age and older.


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2012-07-03 ICPSR data undergo a confidentiality review and are altered when necessary to limit the risk of disclosure. ICPSR also routinely creates ready-to-go data files along with setups in the major statistical software formats as well as standard codebooks to accompany the data. In addition to these procedures, ICPSR performed the following processing steps for this data collection:

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Two types of weights are applied one from the member country and the other by Gallup International Association, calculated on the basis of country population.


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