Measurement Wizard


Terrorism and Civil Liberties, Attitudes about

Attitudes about the government's reach/overreach in its response to terrorism.


Below are 24 questions from surveys in the ARDA that attempt to measure this concept.

  • Q39H from Baylor Religion Survey, 2005LEARN MORE
    • Q39 To what extent do you agree or disagree that the federal government should..h. Expand its authority to fight terrorism (Q39H) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • FIGHTTER from Baylor Religion Survey, Wave II (2007)LEARN MORE
    • Q37h. To what extent do you agree or disagree that the federal government should expand its authority to fight terrorism? (FIGHTTER) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • PUBTERR from State of the First Amendment Survey, 2006LEARN MORE
    • Newspapers should honor government requests to withhold publishing information that might hurt efforts to win the war on terrorism. (PUBTERR) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • INVESTIG from ABC News Views of Islam Poll, 2003LEARN MORE
    • As it conducts the war on terrorism, do you think the United States government is or is not doing enough to protect the rights of PEOPLE WHOVE BEEN INVESTIGATED FOR SUSPECTED INVOLVEMENT IN TERRORISM [NOTE: Question was asked for half the sample.] (INVESTIG) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • MONITOR from ABC News Views of Islam Poll, 2003LEARN MORE
    • Please tell me if you support or oppose the federal government doing each of the following: Allowing FBI agents to monitor public places like libraries, places of worship and Internet chat rooms as part of a general investigation of terrorism, even if its not related to a specific crime. [This question was asked of half the sample.] (MONITOR) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • RIGHTS from ABC News Views of Islam Poll, 2003LEARN MORE
    • As it conducts the war on terrorism, do you think the United States government is or is not doing enough to protect the rights of AMERICAN CITIZENS? [NOTE: Question was asked for half the sample.] (RIGHTS) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • SECTERR from General Social Survey, 1996LEARN MORE
    • Should or should not the government maintain a high level of secrecy surrounding: C. Efforts to control domestic terrorism (SECTERR) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • QH6 from Muslim American Survey, 2007LEARN MORE
    • Do you think that the governments anti-terrorism policies single out Muslims in the U.S. for increased surveillance and monitoring, or dont you think so? (QH6) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • ACSSTER from State of the First Amendment Survey, 2005LEARN MORE
    • Overall, do you think Americans have too much, too little, or just the right amount of access to information about the federal governments war on terrorism? (ACSSTER) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • SECTERR from General Social Survey, 1998LEARN MORE
    • Should or should not the government maintain a high level of secrecy surrounding: Efforts to control domestic terrorism (SECTERR) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • ANTITERR from News Interest Index / Religion Overflow, July 2005LEARN MORE
    • [ASK FORM 2 ONLY:] What concerns you more about the governments anti-terrorism policies? (ANTITERR) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • MONACTS1 from State of the First Amendment Survey, 2002LEARN MORE
    • In light of the governments war on terrorism in response to the World Trade Center attacks, some people think that the government should have more power to monitor the activities of Muslims legally living in the United States than it has to monitor other religious groups. Others say that monitoring Muslims more closely than others would violate the Muslims right to free exercise of their religion. Which of these comes closest to your own opinion? (Recode 2) (MONACTS1) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • LIBRREC from State of the First Amendment Survey, 2003LEARN MORE
    • Please also tell me whether you agree or disagree with the following statements. As part of the war on terrorism, law enforcement agencies should be allowed to monitor which books or other materials patrons check out of public libraries. (LIBRREC) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • MONMUSL from State of the First Amendment Survey, 2003LEARN MORE
    • In light of the governments war on terrorism in response to the World Trade Center attacks, some people think that the government should have more power to monitor the activities of Muslims legally living in the United States than it has to monitor other religious groups. Others say that monitoring Muslims more closely than others would violate the Muslims right to free exercise of their religion. Which of these comes closest to your own opinion? (MONMUSL) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • MONMUSL1 from State of the First Amendment Survey, 2003LEARN MORE
    • In light of the governments war on terrorism in response to the World Trade Center attacks, some people think that the government should have more power to monitor the activities of Muslims legally living in the United States than it has to monitor other religious groups. Others say that monitoring Muslims more closely than others would violate the Muslims right to free exercise of their religion. Which of these comes closest to your own opinion? (Recode 2) (MONMUSL1) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • MONTERR from State of the First Amendment Survey, 2003LEARN MORE
    • Please tell me whether you agree or disagree with the following statements. As part of its war on terrorism, the government should be allowed to monitor certain religious groups even if that means infringing upon the religious freedom of those groups members. (MONTERR) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • TERRINFO from State of the First Amendment Survey, 2004LEARN MORE
    • Overall, do you think Americans have too much, too little, or just the right amount of access to information about the federal governments war on terrorism? (TERRINFO) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • FBIPUBLC from ABC News Bishops Meeting Expectations Poll, June 2002LEARN MORE
    • In the past, FBI agents have been allowed to monitor public places like libraries, places of worship and Internet chat rooms only as part of the investigation of a specific crime. Would you support or oppose giving FBI agents broader authority to monitor public places as part of a general investigation of terrorism, even if its not related to a specific crime? (FBIPUBLC) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • IDCARD from July 2003 Values Update SurveyLEARN MORE
    • To curb terrorism, would you favor or oppose requiring that all citizens carry a national identity card at all times to show to a police officer on request? (IDCARD) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • PRGRMS1 from July 2003 Values Update SurveyLEARN MORE
    • Id like to read you a list of some programs and proposals that are being discussed in this country today. For each one, please tell me whether you strongly favor, favor, oppose, or strongly oppose it. : The U.S. governments policy of holding American citizens without formal charges or trial in cases of suspected terrorism (PRGRMS1) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • SACCVLLB from July 2003 Values Update SurveyLEARN MORE
    • In order to curb terrorism in this country, do you think it will be necessary for the average person to give up some civil liberties, or not? (SACCVLLB) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
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