ICPSR highlights 9/11-related data

As the anniversary of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks approaches, ICPSR’s data holdings provide a unique opportunity to analyze public opinion and the impact of the attacks 10 years later. Our archive contains dozens of datasets relevant to analysis of the lasting effects of Sept. 11 and terrorism in general, such as:

  • More than 30 public opinion polls with specific questions on the Sept. 11 attacks dating back to the month of the attacks. These surveys include instances of the same question asked over multiple years. For example, respondents were asked “How often do you think about Sept. 11?” four times in polls between 2002 and 2006, and “Was Saddam Hussein involved in the Sept. 11 attacks?” 15 times over five years.
  • Surveys of American and European public opinion on foreign policy in the Worldviews and Global Views series.
  • Studies that specifically address issues of terrorism such as “Global Terrorism Database II (1998-2004),” “Incidents of Post-9/11 U.S. National Security Policies” “Impact on Scientific Research and Higher Education in Diverse Geographic Locations, March 2002 to June 2005,” and “Preparedness of Large Retail Malls to Prevent and Respond to Terrorist Attack, 2004.”

The ICPSR and Terrorism & Preparedness Data Resource Center (TPDRC) Web sites have various search tools that make finding specific data on Sept. 11 much easier. ICPSR’s Social Science Variables Database allows users to search 1.7 million variables across 2,600 studies, representing about half of ICPSR’s holdings. The TPDRC site provides subject searches across all of its holdings as well.

Sep 6, 2011

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