Measurement Wizard


Terrorism, Government Effectiveness

Does respondent approve of government handling of terrorism?


Below are 45 questions from surveys in the ARDA that attempt to measure this concept.

  • PRTYTERR from American National Election Studies, 2004LEARN MORE
    • Which party do you think would do a better job of HANDLING THE WAR ON TERRORISM...[the DEMOCRATS, the REPUBLICANS/the REPUBLICANS, the DEMOCRATS], or WOULDNT THERE BE MUCH DIFFERENCE between them? (PRTYTERR) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • ARMED from ABC News Views of Islam Poll, 2003LEARN MORE
    • Please tell me what kind of job you think the U.S. armed forces has done dealing with the events of September 11th and the war on terrorism. [NOTE: Only half the sample was asked this question.] (ARMED) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • ASHCROFT from ABC News Views of Islam Poll, 2003LEARN MORE
    • Please tell me what kind of job you think Attorney General John Ashcroft has done dealing with the events of September 11th and the war on terrorism. [NOTE: Only half the sample was asked this question.] (ASHCROFT) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • BRITAIN from ABC News Views of Islam Poll, 2003LEARN MORE
    • Please tell me if you think Great Britain has or has not done enough to support the U.S. campaign against terrorism. [NOTE: Only half the sample asked this question.] (BRITAIN) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • BUSHADM from ABC News Views of Islam Poll, 2003LEARN MORE
    • Please tell me what kind of job you think the Bush Administration has done dealing with the events of September 11th and the war on terrorism. [NOTE: Only half the sample was asked this question.] (BUSHADM) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • CAMPAIGN from ABC News Views of Islam Poll, 2003LEARN MORE
    • Do you think the U.S. campaign against terrorism is going very well, fairly well, not too well or not well at all? (CAMPAIGN) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • CIA from ABC News Views of Islam Poll, 2003LEARN MORE
    • Please tell me what kind of job you think the CIA and other intelligence agencies has done dealing with the events of September 11th and the war on terrorism. [NOTE: Only half the sample was asked this question.] (CIA) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • COUNTRY from ABC News Views of Islam Poll, 2003LEARN MORE
    • Please tell me what kind of job you think the country in general has done dealing with the events of September 11th and the war on terrorism [NOTE: Only half the sample was asked this question.] (COUNTRY) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • FBI from ABC News Views of Islam Poll, 2003LEARN MORE
    • Please tell me what kind of job you think the FBI has done dealing with the events of September 11th and the war on terrorism. [NOTE: Only half the sample was asked this question.] (FBI) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • FRANCE from ABC News Views of Islam Poll, 2003LEARN MORE
    • Please tell me if you think France has or has not done enough to support the U.S. campaign against terrorism. [NOTE: Only half the sample asked this question.] (FRANCE) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • GERMANY from ABC News Views of Islam Poll, 2003LEARN MORE
    • Please tell me if you think Germany has or has not done enough to support the U.S. campaign against terrorism. [NOTE: Only half the sample asked this question.] (GERMANY) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • GOVTAGEN from ABC News Views of Islam Poll, 2003LEARN MORE
    • Please tell me whether you think the United States has done an excellent job on it, a good job, a not-so-good job, or a poor job: REORGANIZING GOVERNMENT AGENCIES TO IMPROVE ANTI-TERRORISM EFFORTS. [Question was asked of half the sample.] (GOVTAGEN) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • HOMELAND from ABC News Views of Islam Poll, 2003LEARN MORE
    • Please tell me what kind of job you think the Department of Homeland Security has done dealing with the events of September 11th and the war on terrorism. [NOTE: Only half the sample asked this question.] (HOMELAND) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • JUSTICE from ABC News Views of Islam Poll, 2003LEARN MORE
    • Please tell me what kind of job you think the U.S. Justice Department has done dealing with the events of September 11th and the war on terrorism. [NOTE: Only half the sample was asked this question.] (JUSTICE) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • PAKISTAN from ABC News Views of Islam Poll, 2003LEARN MORE
    • Please tell me if you think Pakistan has or has not done enough to support the U.S. campaign against terrorism. [NOTE: Only half the sample asked this question.] (PAKISTAN) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • RUMSFELD from ABC News Views of Islam Poll, 2003LEARN MORE
    • Please tell me what kind of job you think Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld has done dealing with the events of September 11th and the war on terrorism. [NOTE: Only half the sample asked this question.] (RUMSFELD) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • RUSSIA from ABC News Views of Islam Poll, 2003LEARN MORE
    • Please tell me if you think Russia has or has not done enough to support the U.S. campaign against terrorism. [NOTE: Only half the sample asked this question.] (RUSSIA) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • SAFER from ABC News Views of Islam Poll, 2003LEARN MORE
    • Compared to before September 11, 2001, do you think the country today is safer from terrorism or less safe from terrorism? (SAFER) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • SAUDI from ABC News Views of Islam Poll, 2003LEARN MORE
    • Please tell me if you think Saudi Arabia has or has not done enough to support the U.S. campaign against terrorism. [NOTE: Only half the sample asked this question.] (SAUDI) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • WINNING from ABC News Views of Islam Poll, 2003LEARN MORE
    • Please tell me whether you think the United States has done an excellent job on it, a good job, a not-so-good job, or a poor job: WINNING THE COOPERATION OF OTHER COUNTRIES IN FIGHTING TERRORISM. [Question was asked of half the sample.] (WINNING) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • BUSHTER1 from American National Election Studies, 2002LEARN MORE
    • All things considered, do you approve or disapprove of the way George W. Bush [is handling the war on terrorism/has responded to the terrorist attack of September 11]? (BUSHTER1) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • BUSHTER2 from American National Election Studies, 2002LEARN MORE
    • IF RESPONDENT SELECTED FOR WAR ON TERRORISM WORDING: All things considered, do you approve or disapprove of the way George W. Bush [is handling the war on terrorism/has responded to the terrorist attack of September 11]? (BUSHTER2) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • BUSHTER3 from American National Election Studies, 2002LEARN MORE
    • IF RESPONDENT SELECTED FOR RESPONDED TO 9/11 WORDING: All things considered, do you approve or disapprove of the way George W. Bush [is handling the war on terrorism/has responded to the terrorist attack of September 11]? (BUSHTER3) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • BUSHTER4 from American National Election Studies, 2002LEARN MORE
    • IF RESPONDENT APPROVES GEORGE W. BUSH ON 9-11/WAR ON TERRORISM: / IF RESPONDENT DISAPPROVES GEORGE W. BUSH ON 9-11/WAR ON TERRORISM:(Do you [approve/disapprove]) strongly or not strongly? (BUSHTER4) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • BUSHTER5 from American National Election Studies, 2002LEARN MORE
    • All things considered, do you APPROVE or DISAPPROVE of the way George W. Bush [is handling the war on terrorism/has responded to the terrorist attack of September 11]? (Do you [approve/disapprove]) strongly or not strongly? SUMMARY: APPROVE BUSH ON TERRORISM/SEPT 11 RESPONSE (COMBINED) (BUSHTER5) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • BUSHTER6 from American National Election Studies, 2002LEARN MORE
    • IF RESPONDENT SELECTED FOR WAR ON TERRORISM WORDING: All things considered, do you APPROVE or DISAPPROVE of the way George W. Bush is handling the war on terrorism? (Do you [approve/disapprove]) strongly or not strongly? SUMMARY: APPROVE BUSH ON WAR ON TERRORISM (BUSHTER6) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • TERROR from ABC News Church Scandal Poll, 2002LEARN MORE
    • Do you approve or disapprove of the way Bush is handling the U.S. campaign against terrorism? [NOTE: This question was asked to half of the sample; the same half was asked questions PTERROR and TTERROR.] (TERROR) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • TTERROR from ABC News Church Scandal Poll, 2002LEARN MORE
    • Which political party, the (Democrats) or the (Republicans), do you trust to do a better job handling the U.S. campaign against terrorism? [NOTE: This question was asked to half of the sample; the same half was asked questions TERROR and PTERROR.] (TTERROR) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • GOVRTERR from December 2006 Values Update SurveyLEARN MORE
    • In general, how well do you think the U.S. government is doing in reducing the threat of terrorism? (GOVRTERR) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • TERRTHRT from July 2003 Values Update SurveyLEARN MORE
    • In general, how well do you think the U.S. government is doing in reducing the threat of terrorism? (TERRTHRT) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
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