The dimensionality of American political attitudes: tensions between equality and freedom in the wake of September 11

@article{Lanning2009TheDO,
  title={The dimensionality of American political attitudes: tensions between equality and freedom in the wake of September 11},
  author={Kevin Lanning and Ariella Rosenberg},
  journal={Behavioral Sciences of Terrorism and Political Aggression},
  year={2009},
  volume={1},
  pages={100 - 84}
}
Initiatives which are intended to reduce the risk of a terrorist attack may impact not only civil liberties including privacy, but civil rights or equality as well. In the present paper, we consider conceptual tradeoffs among attitudes towards security, civil liberties and civil rights, and examine the psychometric structure of these attitudes in both congressional ratings and survey data. An examination of ipsative preferences, a circumplex analysis and analyses of latent structure converge in… Expand
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