Exploring support for terrorism among Muslims

Cherney, Adrian and Povey, Jenny (2013) Exploring support for terrorism among Muslims. Perspectives on Terrorism, 7 3: 5-16.

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Author Cherney, Adrian
Povey, Jenny
Title Exploring support for terrorism among Muslims
Journal name Perspectives on Terrorism
Publication date 2013
Sub-type Article (original research)
Open Access Status File (Author Post-print)
Volume 7
Issue 3
Start page 5
End page 16
Total pages 12
Place of publication Lowell, MA, USA
Publisher The Center for Terrorism and Security Studies (CTSS)
Collection year 2014
Language eng
Formatted abstract
In this paper we examine factors that influence support for terrorism, using the PEW 2010 Global Attitudes Survey. We assess aggregate results, drawing on items fielded to all Muslim respondents to identify broad factors that appear to indicate likely support for suicide terrorism. Results from a logistic regression model suggest that being female, having an educational degree, a commitment to certain Muslim beliefs and values, and being a member of the Shi’a minority might be probable indicators of support for terrorism. Some of the results were also counterintuitive. We consider the implications of our findings for understanding passive and active support for terrorism among Muslim communities.
Keyword Terrorism
PEW 2010 Global Attitudes Survey
Q-Index Code CX
Q-Index Status Confirmed Code
Institutional Status UQ

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