Single-Item Measures


Terrorism, Government Effectiveness

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Do you approve or disapprove of the way Bush is handling the US campaign against terrorism? (BUSHTERR)
  TOTAL %
1) Approve 556 55.6
2) Disapprove 415 41.5
8) DK/No opinion 29 2.9
TOTAL1,000100.0
Survey Details
Scope: U.S. Sample
Frame: U.S. Adults
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: Phone


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)
  TOTAL %
1) Excellent 52 10.2
2) Good 223 43.9
3) Not so good 113 22.2
4) Poor 71 14
8) DK/No opinion 49 9.6
TOTAL508100.0
Survey Details
Scope: U.S. Sample
Frame: U.S. Adults
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: Phone


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)
  TOTAL %
1) Excellent 97 19.1
2) Good 183 36.1
3) Not so good 128 25.2
4) Poor 93 18.3
8) DK/No opinion 6 1.2
TOTAL507100.0
Survey Details
Scope: U.S. Sample
Frame: U.S. Adults
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: Phone


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)
  TOTAL %
1) Excellent 85 17.3
2) Good 245 50
3) Not so good 85 17.3
4) Poor 41 8.4
8) DK/No opinion 34 6.9
TOTAL490100.0
Survey Details
Scope: U.S. Sample
Frame: U.S. Adults
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: Phone


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)
  TOTAL %
0) NA 0 0
1) Approve 1,180 78.8
5) Disapprove 300 20
8) Dont know 15 1
9) Refused 3 0.2
TOTAL1,498100.0
Survey Details
Scope: U.S. Sample
Frame: U.S. Adults
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: Phone


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)
  TOTAL %
0) NA 0 0
1) Approve 572 74.7
5) Disapprove 182 23.8
8) Dont know 10 1.3
9) Refused 2 0.3
TOTAL766100.0
Survey Details
Scope: U.S. Sample
Frame: U.S. Adults
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: Phone


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)
  TOTAL %
0) NA 0 0
1) Approve 608 83.1
5) Disapprove 118 16.1
8) Dont know 5 0.7
9) Refused 1 0.1
TOTAL732100.0
Survey Details
Scope: U.S. Sample
Frame: U.S. Adults
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: Phone


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)
  TOTAL %
0) NA 0 0
1) Strongly 1,091 73.8
5) Not strongly 384 26
8) Dont know 3 0.2
9) Refused 1 0.1
TOTAL1,479100.0
Survey Details
Scope: U.S. Sample
Frame: U.S. Adults
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: Phone


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)
  TOTAL %
0) NA 0 0
1) Approve strongly 895 59.8
2) Approve not strongly 283 18.9
4) Disapprove not strongly 101 6.7
5) Disapprove strongly 196 13.1
8) Dont know 18 1.2
9) Refused 4 0.3
TOTAL1,497100.0
Survey Details
Scope: U.S. Sample
Frame: U.S. Adults
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: Phone


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)
  TOTAL %
0) NA 0 0
1) Approve strongly 423 55.3
2) Approve not strongly 148 19.3
4) Disapprove not strongly 61 8
5) Disapprove strongly 118 15.4
8) Dont know 12 1.6
9) Refused 3 0.4
TOTAL765100.0
Survey Details
Scope: U.S. Sample
Frame: U.S. Adults
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: Phone


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)
  TOTAL %
1) Approve 474 78.7
2) Disapprove 121 20.1
8) DK/No opinion 7 1.2
TOTAL602100.0
Survey Details
Scope: U.S. Sample
Frame: U.S. Adults
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: Phone


Do you approve or disapprove of the way Bush is handling the U.S. campaign against terrorism? (TERRISM)
  TOTAL %
1) Approve 367 66.8
2) Disapprove 161 29.3
8) DK/No opinion 21 3.8
TOTAL549100.0
Survey Details
Scope: U.S. Sample
Frame: U.S. Adults
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: Phone


How about the way Bush is handling the US campaign against terrorism? [Note: half of the sample was asked BUSHIRAQ and BUSHECON; the other half was asked BUSHTERR and BUSHHLTH.] (BUSHTERR)
  TOTAL %
1) Approve 298 59.6
2) Disapprove 188 37.6
8) DK/No opinion 14 2.8
TOTAL500100.0
Survey Details
Scope: U.S. Sample
Frame: U.S. Adults
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: Phone


Do you approve or disapprove of the way Bush is handling the U.S. campaign against terrorism? (TERROR)
  TOTAL %
1) Approve strongly 667 55.5
2) Approve somewhat 302 25.1
3) Disapprove strongly 124 10.3
4) Disapprove somewhat 88 7.3
8) DK/No opinion 20 1.7
TOTAL1,201100.0
Survey Details
Scope: U.S. Sample
Frame: U.S. Adults
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: Phone


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)
  TOTAL %
1) Excellent 284 56.1
2) Good 180 35.6
3) Not so good 21 4.2
4) Poor 8 1.6
8) DK/No opinion 13 2.6
TOTAL506100.0
Survey Details
Scope: U.S. Sample
Frame: U.S. Adults
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: Phone


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)
  TOTAL %
1) Excellent 46 9.1
2) Good 218 43.3
3) Not so good 140 27.8
4) Poor 68 13.5
8) DK/No opinion 32 6.3
TOTAL504100.0
Survey Details
Scope: U.S. Sample
Frame: U.S. Adults
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: Phone


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)
  TOTAL %
1) Excellent 41 8.1
2) Good 222 43.7
3) Not so good 136 26.8
4) Poor 60 11.8
8) DK/No opinion 49 9.6
TOTAL508100.0
Survey Details
Scope: U.S. Sample
Frame: U.S. Adults
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: Phone


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)
  TOTAL %
1) Excellent 46 9.3
2) Good 299 60.3
3) Not so good 103 20.8
4) Poor 29 5.8
8) DK/No opinion 19 3.8
TOTAL496100.0
Survey Details
Scope: U.S. Sample
Frame: U.S. Adults
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: Phone


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)
  TOTAL %
1) Excellent 75 15.2
2) Good 256 52
3) Not so good 90 18.3
4) Poor 38 7.7
8) DK/No opinion 33 6.7
TOTAL492100.0
Survey Details
Scope: U.S. Sample
Frame: U.S. Adults
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: Phone


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)
  TOTAL %
1) Excellent 46 9.1
2) Good 254 50.2
3) Not so good 121 23.9
4) Poor 54 10.7
8) DK/No opinion 31 6.1
TOTAL506100.0
Survey Details
Scope: U.S. Sample
Frame: U.S. Adults
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: Phone


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)
  TOTAL %
1) Has done enough 382 78.6
2) Has NOT done enough 66 13.6
8) DK/No opinion 38 7.8
TOTAL486100.0
Survey Details
Scope: U.S. Sample
Frame: U.S. Adults
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: Phone


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)
  TOTAL %
1) Has done enough 49 10.1
2) Has NOT done enough 397 81.7
8) DK/No opinion 40 8.2
TOTAL486100.0
Survey Details
Scope: U.S. Sample
Frame: U.S. Adults
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: Phone


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)
  TOTAL %
1) Has done enough 86 17.8
2) Has NOT done enough 332 68.7
8) DK/No opinion 65 13.5
TOTAL483100.0
Survey Details
Scope: U.S. Sample
Frame: U.S. Adults
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: Phone


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)
  TOTAL %
1) Has done enough 111 21.5
2) Has NOT done enough 340 65.9
8) DK/No opinion 65 12.6
TOTAL516100.0
Survey Details
Scope: U.S. Sample
Frame: U.S. Adults
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: Phone


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)
  TOTAL %
1) Has done enough 90 17.5
2) Has NOT done enough 384 74.7
8) DK/No opinion 40 7.8
TOTAL514100.0
Survey Details
Scope: U.S. Sample
Frame: U.S. Adults
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: Phone


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)
  TOTAL %
1) Has done enough 89 17.2
2) Has NOT done enough 387 75
8) DK/No opinion 40 7.8
TOTAL516100.0
Survey Details
Scope: U.S. Sample
Frame: U.S. Adults
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: Phone


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)
  TOTAL %
1) Democrats 298 24.6
3) Republicans 480 39.6
5) About the same by both 386 31.8
7) Neither party 10 0.8
8) Dont know 34 2.8
9) Refused 4 0.3
TOTAL1,212100.0
Survey Details
Scope: U.S. Sample
Frame: U.S. Adults
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: In-Person


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)
  TOTAL %
1) Democrats 152 25.2
2) Republicans 372 61.6
3) (VOL) Neither 38 6.3
4) (VOL) Both 30 5
8) DK/No opinion 12 2
TOTAL604100.0
Survey Details
Scope: U.S. Sample
Frame: U.S. Adults
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: Phone


Q26. [ASK ALL] And which comes closer to describing your view? I favor the U.S.-led efforts to fight terrorism OR I oppose the U.S.-led efforts to fight terrorism. (Q26)
  TOTAL %
1) I favor the U.S.-led efforts to fight terrorism 13,395 50.9
2) I oppose the U.S.-led efforts to fight terrorism 10,480 39.8
8) Dont know 2,190 8.3
9) Refused 275 1
TOTAL26,340100.0
Survey Details
Scope: Other: National samples in 25 countries
Frame: Other
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: Other


Q52. [ASK ALL] And which comes closer to describing your view? I favor the U.S.-led efforts to fight terrorism, OR I oppose the U.S.-led efforts to fight terrorism. [Due to an administrative error, results for the Palestinian territories are not in the dataset.] (Q52)
  TOTAL %
1) I favor the U.S.-led efforts to fight terrorism 12,562 44.4
2) I oppose the U.S.-led efforts to fight terrorism 11,606 41
8) Dont know 3,776 13.4
9) Refused 330 1.2
TOTAL28,274100.0
Survey Details
Scope: Other: National samples in 22 countries
Frame: Other
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: Other


Do you think the U.S. campaign against terrorism is going very well, fairly well, not too well or not well at all? (CAMPAIGN)
  TOTAL %
1) Very well 121 12.1
2) Fairly well 571 57.1
3) Not too well 188 18.8
4) Not well at all 104 10.4
8) DK/No opinion 16 1.6
TOTAL1,000100.0
Survey Details
Scope: U.S. Sample
Frame: U.S. Adults
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: Phone


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)
  TOTAL %
1) Excellent 120 24.3
2) Good 302 61.1
3) Not so good 54 10.9
4) Poor 13 2.6
8) DK/No opinion 5 1
TOTAL494100.0
Survey Details
Scope: U.S. Sample
Frame: U.S. Adults
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: Phone


Compared to before September 11, 2001, do you think the country today is safer from terrorism or less safe from terrorism? (SAFER)
  TOTAL %
1) MUCH safer 244 24.3
2) SOMEWHAT safer 426 42.5
3) Less safe 271 27
4) (VOL) No difference 43 4.3
8) DK/No opinion 19 1.9
TOTAL1,003100.0
Survey Details
Scope: U.S. Sample
Frame: U.S. Adults
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: Phone


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)
  TOTAL %
1) Excellent 26 5.1
2) Good 188 37.2
3) Not so good 239 47.2
4) Poor 51 10.1
8) DK/No opinion 2 0.4
TOTAL506100.0
Survey Details
Scope: U.S. Sample
Frame: U.S. Adults
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: Phone


[ASK FORM 2 ONLY:] In general, how well do you think the U.S. government is doing in reducing the threat of terrorism? (TERRTHRT)
  TOTAL %
1) Very well 219 16.6
2) Fairly well 698 52.8
3) Not too well 260 19.7
4) Not at all well 108 8.2
9) Dont know/Refused 38 2.9
TOTAL1,323100.0
Survey Details
Scope: U.S. Sample
Frame: U.S. Adults
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: Phone


In general, how well do you think the U.S. government is doing in reducing the threat of terrorism? (GOVRTERR)
  TOTAL %
1) Very well 703 17.2
2) Fairly well 1,497 36.5
3) Not too well 1,093 26.7
4) Not well at all 708 17.3
9) Dont know/Refused 97 2.4
TOTAL4,098100.0
Survey Details
Scope: U.S. Sample
Frame: U.S. Adults
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: Phone


Do you think the U.S. campaign against terrorism is going very well, fairly well, or not well at all? (USVTERR)
  TOTAL %
1) Very well 66 8.6
2) Fairly well 475 61.8
3) Not well at all 228 29.6
TOTAL769100.0
Survey Details
Scope: U.S. Sample
Frame: Denominations
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: Mailed


Do you think the U.S. campaign against terrorism is going very well, fairly well, or not well at all? (USVTERR)
  TOTAL %
1) Very well 52 11
2) Fairly well 350 74.2
3) Not well at all 70 14.8
TOTAL472100.0
Survey Details
Scope: U.S. Sample
Frame: Other
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: Mailed


Do you think the U.S. campaign against terrorism is going very well, fairly well, or not well at all? (USVTERR)
  TOTAL %
1) Very well 53 12.3
2) Fairly well 322 74.5
3) Not well at all 57 13.2
TOTAL432100.0
Survey Details
Scope: U.S. Sample
Frame: Other
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: Mailed


How would you rate the way things are going for the United States in the war on terrorism? (RATE)
  TOTAL %
1) Very well 88 5.1
2) Somewhat well 635 37
3) Somewhat poorly 458 26.7
4) Very poorly 487 28.4
5) No opinion 47 2.7
TOTAL1,715100.0
Survey Details
Scope: U.S. Sample
Frame: Congregations
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: Mailed


How would you rate the way things are going for the United States in the war on terrorism? (RATE)
  TOTAL %
1) Very well 23 3.1
2) Somewhat well 194 25.9
3) Somewhat poorly 226 30.1
4) Very poorly 298 39.7
5) No opinion 9 1.2
TOTAL750100.0
Survey Details
Scope: U.S. Sample
Frame: Denominations
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: Mailed


How would you rate the way things are going for the United States in the war on terrorism? (RATE)
  TOTAL %
1) Very well 41 7.1
2) Somewhat well 261 45.2
3) Somewhat poorly 143 24.8
4) Very poorly 111 19.2
5) No opinion 21 3.6
TOTAL577100.0
Survey Details
Scope: U.S. Sample
Frame: Other
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: Mailed


How would you rate the way things are going for the United States in the war on terrorism? (RATE)
  TOTAL %
1) Very well 24 6.2
2) Somewhat well 180 46.6
3) Somewhat poorly 89 23.1
4) Very poorly 77 19.9
5) No opinion 16 4.1
TOTAL386100.0
Survey Details
Scope: U.S. Sample
Frame: Other
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: Mailed


In general, how well do you think the U.S. government is doing in reducing the threat of terrorism? (TERRTHRT)
  TOTAL %
1) Very well 1,924 19.6
2) Fairly well 5,490 55.9
3) Not too well 1,555 15.8
4) Not at all well 665 6.8
9) Dont know/Refused 188 1.9
TOTAL9,822100.0
Survey Details
Scope: U.S. Sample
Frame: U.S. Adults
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: Phone


Do you think the U.S. campaign against terrorism is going very well, fairly well, not too well or not well at all? (CAMPTERR)
  TOTAL %
1) Very well 128 10.6
2) Fairly well 756 62.7
3) Not too well 202 16.7
4) Not well at all 111 9.2
8) DK/No opinion 9 0.7
TOTAL1,206100.0
Survey Details
Scope: U.S. Sample
Frame: U.S. Adults
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: Phone


SubCategories [ Back to Top ]
Bush Administration: This question type asks the respondent's opinion regarding how the Bush administration handled the war on terror.
Government Agencies: This question type asks the respondent how effective particular government agencies have been in aiding the fight against terrorism.
Non-US Support: This question type asks the respondent if other countries are contributing to the U.S. campaign against terrorism.
Political Parties: This question type asks the respondent which political party does a better job handling terrorism.
Rating of..: This question type asks the respondent to rate how effective the US government is/has been in fighting terrorism

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