Threat , Anxiety , and Support of Antiterrorism Policies

  title={Threat , Anxiety , and Support of Antiterrorism Policies},
  author={Leonie Huddy},
The perception of threat and the experience of anxiety are distinct but related public reactions to terrorism. Anxiety increases risk aversion, potentially undercutting support for dangerous military action, consistent with terrorists’ typical aims. Conversely, perceived threat increases a desire for retaliation and promotes animosity toward a threatening enemy, in line with the usual goals of affected governments. Findings from a national telephone survey confirm the differing political… CONTINUE READING
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